Category: Facilities

How 3D Printing Is Providing Building Enclosure Engineered Solutions for Fenestration Testing

June 30, 2021

If you have ever worked on a project involving water penetration testing of doors, windows, curtain walls, or similar systems, you know that the challenges faced in terms of equipment, difficult transitions, and interfaces can …

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Terracon Names Edward A. Bernard, AIA, National Director of Facilities Services

May 20, 2021

ATLANTA — Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has named Edward A. Bernard, AIA, national director of Facilities services. Bernard will lead the strategic direction of Terracon’s Facilities services line …

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Terracon’s Pre-Task Planning Protocols Deliver during Trying Times

May 12, 2021

In the world of consulting, during a normal year, plans can change by the minute. With a worldwide pandemic compounding challenges, plans can often change by the second. In February 2020, Terracon was contracted by …

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How is Your Building Performing?

April 28, 2021

Property condition assessments (PCAs) are a familiar tool for documenting the physical characteristics of a property while also providing estimates for future repair, replacement, and maintenance costs. But what about energy costs? Monthly energy costs, …

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Terracon’s TARGETID Provides Vital Data for MLS Stadium Construction Project

April 28, 2021

When completed in spring 2022, Nashville Soccer Club’s (SC) new stadium will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States. Terracon has been involved since the project’s beginning, providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials …

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Not All Cracks are Created Equally

December 29, 2020

When the potential buyers of a property that included a parking structure noticed some unusual cracking in the columns, they decided to have it checked out. This timely action likely prevented a possible life-safety issue, …

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It All Started With Just a Crack?

November 12, 2020

As with many projects that seem straightforward at first, the issues uncovered at a Dallas-Fort Worth area strip mall seemed simple. The 1970s-era shopping center project started with a client request after a gypsum wall …

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It’s All About Inclusion — Terracon Accessibility Services Guide the Way

October 27, 2020

Did you know the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal civil rights law, not a set of building codes? The act covers employment, state and local government, and telecommunications, in addition to places …

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Vibration-Induced Damages and Complaints – Are You Managing the Risk?

June 30, 2020

As the saying goes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. On some construction projects, heavy equipment and machinery can crack more than just eggs. Complaints and lawsuits related to damages …

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Retro-Commissioning Leads to Building Performance Benefits

June 8, 2020

In recent years, most municipalities have adopted building codes for energy conservation for new construction and major renovations. This mandated building code known as commissioning is an intensive quality assurance process, with a goal of …

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