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Archive | June, 2012

ASCE 7-05 vs ASCE 7-10 – Explaining Changes in Building Code & ASCE 7-10 Wind Uplift Calculations

As you may already be aware, the International Code Council has published a new version of code, the 2012 ICC Codes.   Within this new publication, the 2012 International Building Code requires the use of a new version of the standard used to calculate wind uplift pressures on buildings and other structures, ASCE 7-10.  This version […]

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What effects does temperature have on coatings?

What effect does temperature have on moisture cured coatings like White-Knight/ White-Stallion or White-Star? Temperature will affect the curing time of a polyurethane or polyurea hybrid coatings. As a rule of thumb, for every 18°F (7°C) rise in temperature, the curing rate will be cut in half. More simply put, as the temperature increases, the […]

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Green Building in 2012: Who’s Driving?

This year is shaping up to be a monumental one in the development of both voluntary and mandatory green building standards. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is hard at work developing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2012 program, and the International Code Council (ICC) has just released the 2012 International Green […]

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Reroofing Primer: In-Depth Advice from the Experts

A primer for building owners and operators explaining the factors that influence roof system selection and installation. Provides parameters to evaluate reroofing costs, and apply code requirements for considerations such as energy conservation, fire protection, wind uplift, contaminants, and landmark preservation. It compares traditional roofing with more modern solutions. read more at www.bdcnetwork.com

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