WHEN IS A BUILDING more than just a building? For residents of Maplewood, New Jersey, their new Maplewood Police & Court Building is both a literal and symbolic anchor for their community and its promising future, and one in which masonry played a starring role.
To capture work in the growing market of high-performing, sustainable buildings, IMI is positioning BAC members and contractors as experts in the complete building envelope. The envelope lies at the heart of building performance, with responsibility for the critical functions of controlling moisture, air flow, vapor and heat transfer.
Successful cold weather masonry construction requires knowledge of code requirements and planning capabilities, along with the capacity to be flexible and innovative. The code provides prescriptive requirements that must be met when the ambient air temperature is below 40oF.