TECH NOTES

TECH NOTES | Windows Part 1

TECH NOTES | Windows Part 1

Studies indicate that exposure to daylight improves our alertness, productivity, and general well being. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program recognizes the value of natural light in work areas and awards points to buildings that provide daylight and outside views to building occupants. These studies confirm what we already knew – we…

TECH NOTES | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

TECH NOTES | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

Catching the rain in buckets inside of your building? There is an inexpensive method to detect moisture problems in your roof that will relieve your rainy day blues for years to come. Water can enter the roof system by means of condensation, damage and/or deterioration of the roofing membrane and flashing system. Moisture-laden roof materials…

TECH NOTES | No Place to Park

Recent headlines about parking deck failures have left us uneasy about the safety of our parking decks and other exposed building structures such as stadiums, dams, terraces, etc. Real estate for parking isscarce, so whether you are visiting the local mall, a city building or the doctor’s office, you will more often than not wind…

TECH NOTES | We Didn’t See That One Coming #2

Picture this scenario: The local high school football team is practicing; a summer thunderstorm blows up overhead producing strong winds; the team heads for cover as quickly as possible. Within minutes of the team making it into one of the adjacent building, a stadium light pole crashes down on the building, punching a hole through the roof and…

TECH NOTES | Lessons Learned – Parking Deck

This month we are continuing the ‘saga of the parking deck’ with focus on essential design factors for these unique buildings.