Building Envelope

Air Barrier Testing

By | 2018-01-29T12:13:21+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Building Envelope, News, Technical Articles, Testing|

What does air leakage look like in a building? Most commonly, you may experience these effects of air leakage rather than seeing them. Uncontrolled air leakage can lead to: Energy Loss and Higher Costs Decrease in Environmental Control Increase in Moisture Laden Air = Potential Damage Increase in Noise Identifying Air Leakage

Rooster Seattle – 2nd Place in People’s Choice Awards

By | 2018-01-18T08:28:15+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Building Envelope, Design, News|

2nd Place in People's Choice Awards for Urban Design Excellence Rooster Apartments in Seattle, Washington took home 2nd place in the People's Choice Awards for Urban Design Excellence. Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) teamed with Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers to complete Rooster Apartments. ABBAE completed the building envelope design of the apartments, giving the

5 Common Glazing Issues & Solutions

By | 2018-01-18T08:50:05+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Building Envelope, Technical Articles, Testing|

Glazed Curtain Wall Systems In a general sense, the term “curtain wall” refers to an exterior wall that does not support loads other than its own weight. Curtain walls are therefore non-structural, and serve solely to protect the building from the elements. Curtain walls are typically exterior walls that do not