Most moisture problems can be diagnosed by looking at the condition and asking how much water it took to create that problem. Solving the problem amounts to asking where that amount of water could have come from and where it should go.
Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code
Even though trip-and-fall injuries at parking space wheel stops continue to occur throughout California (and the nation), parking facility owners, managers, and even licensed architects and engineers often are reluctant to remove them…
Senior Principal Lonnie Haughton presents this introduction of fundamental ‘real-world’ aspects of the properties of water.
This AVELAR case study explores certain aspects of the far-too-common tragedy of injuries and deaths resulting from the sudden collapse of balconies and decks.
A chance examination of an archived Annual Report from the Department of Public Works (DPW) of the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) sparked the research