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Technical Resources

2018 Phoenix Building Construction Code Adoption Presentation

Tom Wandrie, Deputy Director Planning and Development Department Inspections Division, discusses the adoption process that the City of Phoenix uses including how the new codes are implemented and communicated to the development community, what new codes were adopted including code requirements and amendments that are specific to Phoenix.

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The Prefab Package - Modular EIFS construction offers benefits to today’s busy jobsites.

By Roland Serino, P.E., Dryvit Systems Inc. for publication by CSI 7/30/2018.

There has always been a need for a more efficient way to build in large cities like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles or other central business districts. The tight quarters on construction sites in such places put operating and materials storage space at a premium.

When limited operating space, weather considerations or the need for a faster construction schedule are a concern, prefabricated panel construction offer a solution.

Permeation, Crack Isolation and How They Impact Waterproofing Choices

By Dean Moilanen, Director of Architectural Services, Noble Company for publication by CSI 7/21/2018.

I call Las Vegas the Petri dish of waterproofing because Las Vegas has more hotel rooms (over 160K) than any city in the country. With demanding, fast-track construction schedules and streaks of stubborn "wild west" independence, what winds up in shower pans and wet areas sometimes can resemble a lab experiment gone awry.

Painting in Hot Weather

Submitted and authored by Tim Garver of Dunn Edwards Paints for publication by CSI 5/16/2018.

When starting an exterior painting project, mild temperatures are not only preferred by the painting contractor or applicator, but the paint as well.

Just as cool, damp conditions adversely affect the performance of paints, so can extreme hot temperatures. Ideally, most latex paints should not be applied when air and/or surface temperatures are below 50° F or above 90° F. Precautionary Measures have been added that may help mitigate some of the issues attributed to hot weather painting.

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Membrane Compatibility Choices

Submitted by Tom Urich, Section 7 Marketing for publication by CSI 4/24/2018.

In recent years, the design community has accepted the use of self-­‐adhered membranes to be used as additional protection against water and air intrusion into the building envelope. These products are typically 40 to 60 mils thick with a release paper on the back and are manufactured by at least 10 manufacturers. The chemical composition of these membranes is usually a blend of SBS rubber with asphalt or a butyl based rubber product. The self-­‐healing properties and ease of application has made these products popular for application under parapet wall coping, curbs, valleys and many other conditions that warranty special attention.

Caulking and Sealing Information

Submitted by Jim Nisted, Dryvit Systems, Inc. for publication by CSI 3/6/2018.
Originally published on Technical Services Information Bureau in January 2008, updated in May 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION: Most caulking materials are classified as a waterproof filler and sealer. Properly applied caulking will seal joints and cracks from the intrusion of water, air, dust, insects, pollution and noise. Choosing the right caulk and correctly applying it will reduce failures by keeping shrinkage and splitting to a minimum.

Air Barriers

Submitted by Jim Nisted, Dryvit Systems, Inc. for publication by CSI 9/12/2017.
Originally published on Technical Services Information Bureau in December 2012, updated in May 2017

 Applying the Building Code

Applying the Building Code: Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals (Building Codes Illustrated)

No other resource—not even the building code—presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage

The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC and its complementary codes provide design and construction professionals with a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention regulations in order to safeguard the public health and general welfare of the occupants of new and existing buildings and structures. Adopted throughout most of the United States and its territories, it is referenced by federal agencies, such as the General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service, and the Department of Defense. For architects and other design and construction professionals, it is particularly important that they understand how to apply the IBC and how code officials view buildings, so that they integrate code-required provisions in the earliest design stages of any project.

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