Sustain. Strength. Secure. The 2018 Institute of Building Sciences; Building Innovation Conference

Posted on 2/16/2018 5:09:51 PM. By Paul Bertram

2018 started out with the National Institute of Building Sciences; Building Innovation Conference in Washington DC. This year’s t...

  

Perimeter Containment- Firestop Joints. Let’s Find a Better Solution -part 1 of 2-

Posted on 1/30/2018 3:49:03 PM. By Sharron Halpert

A challenge for the creative problem solvers In our blog on 12/7 we had a discussion about firestopping on rated joints, but we did ...

  

Fireproofing, Firestopping and FIREBLOCKING (Part 4 of 4)

Posted on 1/8/2018 9:17:07 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Fireproofing, FIRESTOPPING and Fireblocking (Part 3 of 4)

Posted on 12/19/2017 4:25:05 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Climate Change: States, Cities, and Businesses in the United States Are Stepping Up

Posted on 12/15/2017 3:32:26 PM. By Paul Bertram

In June of 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris climate accord, a UN agreement si...

  

Fireproofing, FIRESTOPPING and Fireblocking (Part 2 of 4.)

Posted on 12/7/2017 4:43:00 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Surfactants for Waterborne Adhesives and Sealants

Posted on 11/29/2017 2:36:50 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Surfactants are surface active agents lowering surface tension or interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid...

  

Extreme Weather Events and the Greater Role of Adhesives and Sealants

Posted on 11/21/2017 3:57:58 PM. By Paul Bertram

In September, I presented at the CSI Construct conference on the topic of resilience. This is topic that I have covered to some degree in...

  

Fireproofing, FIRESTOPPING and Fireblocking (Part 2 of 4)

Posted on 11/14/2017 3:44:04 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Manufacturers and Supply Chain LEED and Green Building Rating Systems Reality Check

Posted on 10/12/2017 5:41:03 PM. By Paul Bertram

How is the industry responding to information requests of various “Green Rating Systems and related product certifications? Refle...