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EWRB – Are You Ready?

EWRB – Energy & Water Reporting & Benchmarking Buildings 100,000 square feet and larger must report their 2018 calendar year energy consumption by July 1, 2019.  Most privately-owned buildings larger than 50,000 square feet must report their annual energy and water consumption by July 1, 2020. Why was reporting introduced? Many buildings are already tracking […]

Drones and your Building Envelope

Drones seem to be everywhere right now. Advancement in camera technology have long assisted in developing new techniques in assessment and maintenance of buildings. The infrared camera allowed us to look at specific wall conditions without exploratory openings. Articulating cameras on borescopes allow us to inspect cavities using only small openings. Endoscopic cameras allow us […]

“I Want to Cover My Concrete Balcony.”

Your attempt to cover the surface of your concrete balcony may be causing more harm than good. Exposed concrete balconies are not always the most attractive, however, certain types of balcony coverings can contribute to premature deterioration of the concrete and reinforcing steel. Concrete deterioration is the result of corrosion of the reinforcing steel, which […]