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EIFS Evolution: Retrofit Remakes a High-Rise Condo

A D+D Online Feature published September 25, 2012

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by Ryan J. Barnes, E.I.

When castles were popular and stone was a common building material, managing moisture was not much of a concern. Stone walls acted as mass wall systems with inherently high capacities for storing moisture. ...
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Tagged categories: Building envelope; Building facades; Building materials; Commercial Construction; Curtain wall extrusions and cladding; Design; EIFS; Inspection; Moisture management

Comment from Catherine Brooks, (10/29/2012, 10:15 AM)

Those photos are fantastically educational! Thanks for the detail of the history and real-life case study. Very frightening that in less than 10 years a prominent structure can decay so badly. Again, thanks D&D for passing the word.

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (10/30/2012, 8:33 AM)

Really, really nice case study. The only thing that might concern me is the rust converter - and even that is probably "good enough" if the steel can be kept dry from now on. Again, really good article.

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