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Solving the Building Envelope Challenge

Today, solutions for the building envelope need to meet exacting standards on two equally important fronts – long-term performance and enduring aesthetic appeal. In this article, CENTRIA demonstrates how its products meet the standard in two different scenarios – construction of a new hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, and the addition to a popular museum in Pittsburgh. 



75 Top Products

Top Building Envelope Products for 2019

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report. 

| Oct 5, 2021

Weather barrier protects Brooklyn high-rise from the elements

The building team for the 20-story 22 Chapel Street project selects GP DensElement and DensDefy to ensure the building withstands the extremes of New York weather.

Voice of the Brand | Jul 2, 2020

Solving the Building Envelope Challenge

Today, solutions for the building envelope need to meet exacting standards on two equally important fronts – long-term performance and enduring aesthetic appeal. In this article, CENTRIA demonstrates how its products meet the standard in two different scenarios – construction of a new hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, and the addition to a popular museum in Pittsburgh. 

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 12, 2019

Top Building Envelope Products for 2019

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report. 

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | David Alexander Devine Aug 24, 2018

Redundant waterproofing systems: a solution for zero lot line construction

With more complex foundations and building owners’ desire to use shotcrete, many waterproofing consultants believe that creating redundancy will increase the chances for success.

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | Peter Grant Jun 28, 2018

Why protect the below-grade building envelope?

Below-grade waterproofing is an essential component of the entire building envelope. At times,…
Moisture Control/Building Envelope | Jun 25, 2018

Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Case Study

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business qualified as an ABAA project and was checked for continuity, proper mil thickness, and sufficient adhesion testing.

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | Apr 23, 2018

Eagle’s Landing Apartments: Expanding student housing when space is at a premium

Complex student housing project features minimal space to work and 600 exterior windows

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | George DuBose, CGC; Richard Scott, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; and Donald B. Snell, PE, Cert. Mech. Contractor, CIEC Dec 13, 2017

Campus community management firms, beware!

An increasing number of legacy buildings, including aging student housing complexes, are experiencing water intrusion and mold-related damage that can be traced back to fundamental design and construction defects.


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