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Built to Last: General Rules of Thumb for Estimating the Useful Life of your Building Envelope

By:  Erin Collins-Cecil, Assoc. AIA, Project Consultant/Architectural Designer Common perception used to be that older homes were “built to last;” quality craftsmanship and building materials were the norm.   However, that … Read more

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Cool Trends: Low Slope White Roofs

Replacement of Dark Roofs with Low Slope White Roofs – How to Avoid Problematic Building Performance Overview and Background Low slope “cool” roofs, those roofs covered with a white membrane … Read more

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Congratulations Jordan!

We are very pleased to announce that our Project Analyst, Jordan Albert, has completed all of the requirements and duties that grant him an Engineer-In-Training certification. This certification allows Jordan to … Read more

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Bryan Keyes and Alyssa Berman Join Berman & Wright

January 28, 2016 SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Berman & Wright welcomes Bryan Keyes and Alyssa Berman as the newest members in the New Jersey office. Bryan Keyes joined Berman & Wright … Read more

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Evaluating Building Performance Via WUFI Hygrothermal Modeling Software

Overview Berman & Wright utilizes WUFI hygrothermal modeling software for evaluating moisture conditions in building envelopes to help determine adequacy of design, causes of failure, behavior of the roof/wall systems, … Read more

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Sustainable Options: LEED™ and Green Globes™ – a Comparison – Part Three of a Three Part Series

By Tracy L. Randazzo, AIA August 6, 2015 In part one and part two we compared Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the United States Green Building Council … Read more

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Sustainable Options: LEED™ and Green Globes™ – a Comparison – Part One of a Three Part Series

By Tracy Randazzo June 9, 2015 (updated June 11) A real world comparison of sustainable rating systems is a fortunate opportunity. At the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, we … Read more

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Installation Standards for Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer (“AMSMV”)

By Ronald A. Mueller, CSI, CCS, CCCA April 7, 2015   Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer (“AMSMV”) is a cementitious cladding material manufactured to look like natural stone masonry that … Read more

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Diagnosing Issues of Brick Masonry Walls

March 13, 2015 By Erin Collins-Cecil Brick is a durable material for masonry walls that, if constructed properly and maintained, can last as long as the lifespan of the building.  … Read more

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NC Supreme Court Overturns GrailCoat Siding Suit

January 21, 2015 Check out this article from Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP regarding a recent ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court: N.C. Supreme Court: GrailCoat Must Honor SuperFlex Warranty Whitfield … Read more

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