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Three Essential Steps for Achieving Thermally Efficient Continuous Insulation Systems

Three Essential Steps for Achieving Thermally Efficient Continuous Insulation Systems

The thermal performance of wall assemblies plays a crucial role in the quest for more energy-efficient buildings. As the push toward sustainability intensifies, architects and builders prioritize reducing energy consumption through improved building design and materials.

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Tributary Area Explained: Optimizing Load Distribution on Composite Sub-Framing

Tributary Area Explained: Optimizing Load Distribution on Composite Sub-Framing

A widespread yet misleading approach in construction is the assumption that a building’s cladding load is uniformly distributed across its structure. This oversimplification can usher in considerable liability and safety concerns down the line.

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LEED v4 Update to Focus on Increasing Energy Efficiency of Buildings

LEED v4 Update to Focus on Increasing Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Beginning March 1, 2024, all projects newly registering for LEED certification will be held to higher energy performance thresholds. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), these updated LEED v4 requirements are intended to swiftly

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Fiber-Reinforced Polymer vs. Steel: Weighing Efficiency and Durability in Modern Construction

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer vs. Steel: Weighing Efficiency and Durability in Modern Construction

Navigating the complex world of construction materials, professionals are continually faced with choices shaping their projects’ future. Among these, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer vs. Steel stand out as two materials at the forefront of modern construction debates.

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Girts Explained: The Core of Building Strength

Girts Explained: The Core of Building Strength

In the world of architectural design and construction, some elements, although critical, rarely grab the limelight. Girts are one such component. Integral to the structural integrity and façade support of buildings, girts play a pivotal role in modern construction, yet they often remain overlooked in discussions about building design.

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Building Material’s Endurance to Prolonged High-Temperature Exposure: Failure Isn’t an Option

Building Material’s Endurance to Prolonged High-Temperature Exposure: Failure Isn’t an Option

In modern construction, the ability of materials to endure high temperatures is more than a desired feature; it is a necessity. The selection of materials capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures is pivotal for ensuring the safety, durability, and functionality of structures.

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Mechanical Testing: Harnessing the Capabilities of Building Materials

Mechanical Testing: Harnessing the Capabilities of Building Materials

In the world of construction, there’s no room for error. The stability and safety of a structure hinge on meticulous planning and rigorous testing practices. Advanced Architectural Products’ (A2P) dedication to high standards of quality and safety is demonstrated through our comprehensive approach to mechanical, thermal, physical, and fire testing.

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Permanent FRP Material Connections: Why You Need to Use Bolts and Backplates

Permanent FRP Material Connections: Why You Need to Use Bolts and Backplates

In the field of advanced building materials, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) has solidified its position as an indispensable component. Characterized by its composite structure, in which fibers are systematically embedded within a polymer matrix, FRP offers a unique combination of high tensile strength and engineering adaptability.

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