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In early 2014, a video of the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse went viral. The cause for the collapse was straight-line wind gusts of approximately 86 mph. Not surprisingly, the video generated significant media attention.

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Energy Efficiency and Building Science (EEBS) is a news consolidating service supported through the sponsorship of the Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG). ABTG’s mission to provide a repository for reference documents, educational programs, CAD details, calculators and more founded on sound science and professional engineering. The EEBS goal is to create a forum for exchanging building envelope performance information, good or bad.

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The only way you can have any effect on the building code is to get directly involved. In fact, with a little effort you can change current code language that is unclear or write new sections of code based on your area of expertise. The code development process is open to anyone having influence if initiative is taken.

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Icynene-Lapolla, a global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient insulation for construction, today introduced Lapolla FOAM-LOK 750 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.

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Technology is advancing at a rapid rate within many industries, including spray foam. Being aware of the advances in technology will not only help contractors, architects, and suppliers stay ahead of the competition, but it may also help with productiveness, safety, and expansion.

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Kathy Miks, Johns Manville's spray foam Product Manager, is the newly elected Vice Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition, a dynamic organization of companies that produce and sell polyurethane spray foam insulation systems and the chemicals and equipment necessary for their use.

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A just-released “Buildings Benchmark,” the first of 19 Community Resilience Benchmarks—will support efforts to create more resilient structures in local communities that can withstand natural disasters.

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The 179D Energy Policy Act allows for a tax deduction for the installation of energy-efficient systems in a building, including HVAC, building envelope insulation and lighting.

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Prior to designing waterproofing for a new building, the architect is faced with a plethora of questions. The initial question is “Where do you want the waterproofing to be installed?”