As a result of ongoing growth, Hourigan, a fully integrated construction/development firm based in Richmond, Virginia, recently expanded its corporate headquarters by moving into an additional floor in the building it occupies. The new floor houses corporate suites as well as a myriad of office spaces.
The renewed interest of outdoor air’s importance to commercial building occupant health and indoor air quality (IAQ) is one major positive rising out of a pandemic that has negatively impacted the globe for nearly two years.
The attic is one of the most neglected and overlooked spaces in a home. Many houses have ‘vented’ attics with intake vents under the eaves to allow the cool air to break free, and exhaust vents at the peak of the roof to prevent overheating and condensation by allowing hot air and moisture to escape.
Blindside waterproofing is common in Canada, but it is not without its challenges. Handling drainage and sealing penetrations are two critical tasks, among many, that must be addressed to ensure there are no leaks.
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a new normal across all walks of life. The reality is certain elements of society and infrastructure will forever be changed due to the measures that have come along with the virus—increased levels of sanitation, minimized hand-to-hand contact, and the rise of work from home culture, to name a few.
Plexiglass barriers and staying 2 m (6 ft) apart does not work in performing arts because some social distancing solutions can have a significant impact on acoustics. There are several key considerations when redesigning performing arts venues to accommodate safety guidelines without compromising on acoustics.
A strong air barrier is fundamental to the ecosystem of high-performing, durable, and passive buildings of tomorrow. As one looks to the future, building transformation would not be complete without an air barrier system (ABS) and its control layers contributing to a winning formula that is designed, designated, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air.