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>>> Case Study Moisture Management

A Vancouver television station, Channel M, is located in a stately brick building in the heart of the city’s bustling Chinatown. The building was in poor condition when the station’s owners undertook major renovations before moving into the five-story, 3,400 m2 (37,000 ft2) structure.…

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Managing Moisture in Masonry Wall Assemblies

While the quest for increased R-values has led to dramatic reductions in air movement through building assemblies, it has also reduced their ability to dry when they get wet. In-wall systems allow this moisture to dissipate while maintaining the desired degree of airtightness. One way to create moisture escape routes is through construction techniques. Another is through the use of products that employ advanced air/moisture barrier technology.…

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>>> Case Study: Moisture Management

Located in Austin, Texas, a new apartment complex offers luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each of the 13 unique floor plans feature hardwood or stained concrete flooring, granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, spacious walk in closets, and a private balcony. Amenities include an athletic center, a swimming pool and an outdoor grilling area.…

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Differences Between Rainscreen Walls and Cavity Walls

Rainscreen 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.…

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Masonry Grout Pumps and Delivery Systems: Material Valve Designs

Grout pumps and material delivery systems are utilized on jobsites to fill concrete masonry units (CMUs), providing structural stability to masonry walls according to project specifications. These pumps and systems include material valves designed to allow the flow of grout from the equipment to the block.…

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The Importance of Air Barriers

For both new construction and remodeling projects, the right combination of air barriers and insulation is important to the overall effectiveness of a masonry or wood-framed wall system. Increasingly, architects and builders recognize that a well-performing air barrier will maximize the effectiveness of the insulation, help reduce energy costs, and avoid potential moisture problems.…

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An Interview with Russ Snow

Russ Snow, building science specialist for W. R. MEADOWS was recently elected president of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). He took time away from his busy schedule to speak with Masonry Magazine about the ABAA and its relevance to the masonry industry.…

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Air, Vapor, and Water-Resistive Barriers

Masonry-clad buildings leak. They leak air, vapor, and water. These leaks place an environmental load on the building envelope, structural components, mechanical systems, and even building occupants. If left unchecked, these loads can result in building component and system failures.…

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S26 HEPA Dust Extractor From Pullman Ermator

Ermator HEPA Dust Extractors are equipped with tested and certified HEPA filters that trap the smallest, most dangerous-to-breath dust particles and prevents them from being released in the air. A HEPA Dust Extractor not only exhausts perfectly clean air, it is far more efficient for the fast recovery of bulk dry dust, debris and other building materials found on every Construction, Abatement and Restoration job site.

Drilling and Chiseling Hammer Demonstration | CS Unitec

CS Unitec Drilling and Chiseling Hammer type 2 2414 0010 demonstration. For more information on the tools, drills and other products seen in this video, please visit:

PumpMaster | Masonry Grout Pump for Core Filling | Block Fill | Masonry Wall Grouting

The AIRPLACO PumpMaster PG-30 is shown on a jobsite in Nashville, TN with Masonry Contractor WASCO, Inc. ...