Table of Contents
Volume 55, Number 8
Air Barriers and Insulation
The Importance of Air Barriers
Air, Vapor, and Water-Resistive Barriers:
Important considerations for material selection
and code compliance
Mixers, Pumps and Delivery Systems
Masonry Grout Pumps and Delivery Systems: Material Valve Designs
Differences Between Rainscreen Walls and Cavity Walls
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
- 74Rainscreen walls have had a few different definitions over the years. Rainscreens can be designed with products and configurations that assist in creating both pressure-equalized and non-equalized or drained/back ventilated systems — all still in line with the correct definition, but resulting in some industry confusion.
- 74High-performance buildings are constructed to maximize energy efficiency, durability and overall occupant comfort. As the demand for these buildings continues to increase, it is important to understand that one of the key aspects of achieving this is proper building enclosure design and overall wall system performance.