Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cathedral Ceiling Woes

Insulating a cathedral ceiling with fiberglass batts and ventilating the same framing spaces does not work very well where framing spaces are interrupted by framing offsets, skylights, chimneys, or other penetrations, or where the roof framing changes direction or is

Posted in Construction Documents, Design

Learning from Building Envelope Failures

Recently, I had the pleasure and honor of delivering a 1-hour HSW continuing education presentation on “Learning from Building Envelope Failures” to the Vermont 2014 ACX, a collaborative event organized by Vermont Chapter CSI and AIA Vermont. The presentation included

Posted in Building Repair, Construction Administration, Construction Documents, Design, Project Administration, Project Management

Don’t Overpay for Energy Conservation Improvements

Air Sealing and insulation upgrades can do wonders for comfort and reduce heating costs, but the initial cost still deserves scrutiny before making a commitment. Personal or social energy conservation motives and available rebates may be attractive, but they are

Posted in Energy Efficiency

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