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Steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional building materials.
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Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and wind tight building products and natural insulations for nearly a decade, based in County Meath in Ireland, the company has ...
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Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.
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Broadly speaking, traditionally there have been two technologies used for residential architecture, worldwide. One is traditional masonry, and the other is lightweight construction...
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In the two winters since the renovation, the house has been significantly warmer and more comfortable with a relatively even temperature across each floor of the house...
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Because steel is more thermally conductive than wood, construction details such as exterior rigid foam insulation are often necessary to prevent “thermal bridges” across the studs.
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The purpose of this document is to give engineers, architects, builders and homeowners a better understanding of how galvanizing (zinc and zinc alloy coatings) provides long-term corrosion protection to steel framing members. This paper also suggests guidelines for selecting, handling and using these steels for steel framing.
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The transfer of heat across this “thermal bridge” manifests itself in the form of increased energy consumption,
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Usually, architects are concerned about solar position in relation to the position of a window or solar collector.