• “The building envelope has evolved from being the shell of a structure to a growing field of construction science fed by a burgeoning industry of manufacturers, design professionals, academics, researchers, code bodies, and contractors.

    The roster of options for preventing air and moisture infiltration has ballooned from mere rolls of building paper to technologies, products, and building methods that have upgraded the discussion about foundations, walls, and roofs with words like systems, load deflection, and component integration.  Inevitably there is a clash between the traditional construction materials and methods with which builders are already familiar and new products and techniques for which vendors are trying to win acceptance…”

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    Exclusive Research: The building envelope
    By: Mike Beirne
    July 12, 2013