Drywall Materials and Their Applications

August 10, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

This post is part of a much larger commercial drywall guide.When it comes to interior finishing for commercial construction, drywall is an essential element that forms the foundation for creating smooth, polished walls and ceilings. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the world of drywall materials, exploring their types, benefits, and applications. Whether you’re a general contractor or a building owner seeking to make informed decisions for your next project, this article will equip you with the knowledge you need to choose the right drywall material.Introduction to DrywallDrywall, also known as plasterboard or wallboard, is a widely used building material that revolutionized the construction industry. It’s composed of a core material, typically gypsum, encased between two sheets of paper. Drywall offers a smooth and even surface for painting, wallpapering, or applying decorative finishes. Its versatility and ease of installation have made it a staple in both residential and commercial projects.Types of Drywall MaterialsLet’s take … Continued

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Insulated Metal Panels: The Complete Guide for Commercial Construction

July 26, 2023 | Uncategorized

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are a revolutionary construction material that combines a metal exterior and interior face with a foam or mineral wool core. These panels offer superior thermal insulation, structural support, and aesthetic appeal for a wide range of building applications.IMPs have gained significant traction in the construction industry due to their numerous advantages, including energy efficiency, durability, and design flexibility. They have become a preferred choice for architects, builders, and property owners seeking high-performance building envelopes.In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide a thorough understanding of insulated metal panels, their benefits, applications, installation process, and comparisons with other building materials. By the end of this guide, you will have the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the implementation of IMPs in their construction projects.To start, let’s go a bit deeper into what IMPs are, and how they work.Understanding Insulated Metal PanelsIn this first section, we’ll be discussing the components … Continued

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The Comprehensive Guide to Successful Commercial Drywall Installations

July 11, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

*This post is a pillar post. Multiple in-depth blog posts have been linked throughout the article for more information.Commercial Drywall is a fundamental component of commercial construction projects, playing a crucial role in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into every aspect of commercial drywall, providing valuable insights and best practices for achieving successful installations. As experts in this field, we feel like we have a lot of great information to offer.Whether you’re a contractor, architect, or business owner, understanding the nuances of commercial drywall is essential for creating durable, safe, and visually appealing spaces.Understanding Commercial DrywallIn this beginning section, we’re going to give a bit of a basic overview of what drywall is, and how it’s commonly used in commercial construction.We’ll also go over different types of drywall, and what some common sizes and thicknesses you’ll typically see in a commercial build.Definition and Purpose … Continued

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The Importance of Finish Carpentry in Commercial Construction

May 23, 2023 | Commercial Construction

Finish carpentry is an important aspect of commercial construction that can greatly enhance the look and functionality of a space. It involves the installation of decorative and functional elements such as moldings, casings, cabinetry, and wood paneling. This article will serve as a completely comprehensive guide to commercial finish carpentry.We will explore the benefits of finish carpentry in commercial construction, the various types of finish carpentry, and how to select the right materials and finish carpenter for your project.What is Commercial Finish CarpentryCommercial finish carpentry is the installation of decorative and functional elements that add character and functionality to a commercial space. These elements are installed after the structural work is complete, and they include moldings, baseboards, door casings, wainscoting, cabinetry, and wood paneling. Finish carpentry is crucial in commercial construction because it enhances the aesthetics, functionality, and value of the space.Benefits of Finish Carpentry in Commercial ConstructionIn this section, we’ll discuss the benefits … Continued

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Passive Fire Prevention: A Comprehensive Guide for Commercial Building Owners

May 16, 2023 | Uncategorized

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.Passive fire prevention measures are an essential aspect of fire safety in commercial buildings. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the key aspects of passive fire prevention in commercial buildings, including building codes and standards, inspections and maintenance, legal requirements, key passive fire prevention measures, and the cost-benefit analysis of implementing these measures.During this blog, we’ll refer to passive fire prevention occasionally as PFP.Let’s get into it.Understand Passive Fire PreventionWhat is passive fire prevention? Passive fire prevention aims to limit the spread of fire and smoke without the use of external energy or water sources. Obviously, this is different from active fire prevention. AFP is characterized by items and/or systems, which require a certain amount of motion and response in order to work, including fire blankets and fire extinguishers.Passive fire prevention is achieved through the use of fire-resistant materials, fire-retardant coatings, fireproof … Continued

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Build Better, Build Faster: The Benefits of Fluid-Applied Air Barriers

May 9, 2023 | Commercial Construction

Photo Credit: TyvekFluid-applied air barriers are materials that are applied in liquid form and then harden into a durable, protective layer on a building’s exterior. They are designed to prevent air and water infiltration while still allowing for proper ventilation.A building’s envelope is its outer layer, which includes the walls, roof, and foundation. Protecting this envelope is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, as well as for ensuring a building’s longevity and sustainability.Fluid-applied air barriers offer numerous benefits for building envelope protection, including improved air leakage and moisture control, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced waterproofing and weatherization.In this blog, we’ll discuss the advantages of utilizing a fluid-applied barrier, common challenges associated with them, building codes you need to be aware of, how they can help promote sustainability in your building, and conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis of utilizing a fluid-applied air barrier.Let’s get started.The Advantages of Fluid … Continued

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How to Work With a Commercial Sub-Contractor

April 25, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.As an experienced commercial drywall team, we know firsthand the importance of building strong partnerships with general contractors and other trades. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and effective communication to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.In this article, we’ll share our insights on the do’s and don’ts of working with a commercial construction sub-contractor, as well as best practices for establishing successful partnerships.Check out the FAQ at the end of this article for more information, as always.What is a Commercial Sub-Contractor?First things first, let’s define what a sub-contractor is in the construction industry. A sub-contractor is a company or individual hired by a general contractor to perform specific tasks or services on a construction project. Sub-contractors can include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, drywall experts and many other trades. As an interior systems sub-contractor, … Continued

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The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Door Lockset Mechanisms

April 18, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

As experienced commercial door installers, we understand the importance of choosing the right door lockset mechanism for your door. The lockset mechanism is an essential component of door hardware functions that can affect the security and functionality of your door. In this article, we will discuss the different types of lockset mechanisms, how to choose the right one for your door, and how lockset functions affect door security.We’ve also provided a FAQ section for this blog, in case you just need a quick answer. Let’s get started.Types of Door Lockset FunctionsThere are various types of door lockset mechanisms, each designed to serve a particular purpose. Let’s look at some of the most common lockset mechanisms.Entry Lockset Mechanisms Entry door lockset mechanisms are commonly used on exterior doors that require a high level of security. They come with a key-operated deadbolt and a keyed knob or lever. The deadbolt is activated when the key is turned, which … Continued

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Using Drop Ceilings for Commercial Buildings

April 11, 2023 | Acoustic Ceiling

Drop ceilings are an essential part of commercial settings. They are a suspended secondary ceiling that is hung below the main structural ceiling. Drop ceilings offer several benefits, including aesthetic appeal, improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and water and fire damage resistance, to name a few.This blog post will explore the functionality of ceiling grid, the different types that exist, and the main factors to consider when choosing a drop ceiling.We’ll also discuss the main benefits of these ceilings in commercial settings, applications of drop ceilings in commercial settings, and sustainability.We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get going. As always, check out the FAQ section below for quick answers to questions you may have about drop ceilings.Functionality of Drop CeilingsThe biggest benefit of utilizing a drop ceiling for your commercial building is the wide array of functionality it brings to the table.Drop ceilings look great aesthetically, provide the opportunity … Continued

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The Basics of Air Barriers

March 14, 2023 | Cleveland

Photo Credit: TyvekAir barriers are one of the most essential components of a building’s envelope. The building envelope, which includes exterior cladding, insulation, and air barriers, plays a critical role in the thermal performance, energy efficiency, moisture control, and indoor air quality of a building. In this article, we will delve into the different aspects of air barriers, including how they work, types of materials used, installation techniques, testing methods, building codes, standards and their contribution to sustainable building design.If you’re looking for quick answers to questions you may have regarding air barriers, check out our FAQ below.Let’s get started.What is an Air Barrier?An air barrier is a material or system designed to prevent air leakage into or out of a building.What is air leakage, and why does it matter?Understanding Air Leakage in BuildingsAir leakage is a significant problem in buildings, which can cause wasted energy, increased utility bills, and reduced … Continued

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