Helping A Hospital: Diagnosing Indoor Air Quality and Building Operation Issues

January 31, 2018

Hospital culture demands that nothing is as important as the people in its care and those who serve them. So when a healthcare facility experienced elevated relative humidity levels, condensation on ductwork, and mold growth …

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Earth-Sheltered Buildings Require Special Expertise for Roofing and Waterproofing

January 16, 2018

When you think of an earth-sheltered building, what image springs to mind? For some, this could be Hobbit homes like those seen in Lord of the Rings movies. In the real world, these buildings can …

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NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition

October 25, 2017

Join us at NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition October 25-27, 2017, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Meet employee owners from our  facilities group at booth #127. With continued new construction in this market sector, we provide specialized building …

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IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo

October 18, 2017

Join us at World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo – IFMA October 18-20, 2017 George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas Meet employee owners from our Houston facilities group at booth #1516. Learn more about our capabilities …

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What’s Under the Hood (Concrete)?

August 20, 2017

Using ultrasonic echo tomography is a very useful structural diagnostic technique for diagnosing surface and internal concrete defects. Cracks, spalls, and surface defects such as voids, honeycombing, exposed rebar, etc., are typical symptoms of distress …

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The Age of the Drone: How Unmanned Aircraft Systems Expand Building Investigation Boundaries

July 21, 2017

When a window is too high to reach, a building is difficult to access by scaffolding, or a facility is too large to survey—call in the drones! The introduction of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), …

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Air Barrier Testing: Revealing Cost Reduction Solutions for School Systems

May 31, 2017

Ever notice a breeze in older buildings even when it is not windy? Many buildings leak air, which means their owners are losing money. The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (CMSS), the 19th largest in the …

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Going the Distance: Managing budget constraints and contractor issues for Clemson University’s Performing Arts Center Project

May 4, 2017

Any firm can look good in front of its client when a project is going smoothly and the budget is more than sufficient to complete all objectives.  The firm looks good for bringing the project …

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Modified Bitumen Roofing: A High Performance Option

April 19, 2017

No one cares about the roof… until water is dripping on your new computer.  A leaking roof is one of the leading causes of mold growth, inventory damage and destruction of building components such as …

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Investing in Partnership: Expanding Facilities Through Collaboration

December 28, 2016

Owners and developers understand the value of their building investments is only “skin deep.” Without a well-constructed façade and roof, a building’s life expectancy can be greatly reduced and serious problems can result. When Skanska …

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