The Architects Newspaper

(Released on September 15)

Field Water Infiltration Testing

(Released on August 29)
  • How to use field testing for:
    • New Construction
    • Forensic Investigation
  • ASTM Standards
  • AAMA Standard
  • Improper testing and how it affects litigation cases

Paul Beers discusses Building Envelope Hotspots

(Released on August 1)
  • Below Grade Waterproofing
  • Amenity Decks
  • Planters
  • Rooftop Pedestrian Areas
  • Water Features
  • Balconies
  • Stucco Systems

Architectural Glass and Emerging Trends in the Industry

(Released on June 29)
  • Guest Jeff Rigot talks about his employer Viracon, the industry, its business, product lines and the markets it serves
  • Paul and Jeff discuss the 2014 provisions for Commercial and Residential building facades and fenestration technologies being used today to meet hurricane standards
  • Commercial/Residential Energy Code changes to the glazing market in Florida
  • Architectural and current fenestration design trends and technologies for building facades
  • Perspective on current business climate for new commercial construction in Florida and predictions for the next 2-3 years.

Paul Beers – Hurricane Glazing Systems Can Do So Much More

(Released on June 1)

1. History of Hurricane Glazing, how it came about and how it developed into a cottage industry in Florida and beyond
2. The many uses for hurricane glazing and beyond hurricanes such as: Bomb blasts, tornado’s seismic, security and acoustics
3. Evolution of hurricane glazing codes and standards. The SBCCI and ASTM efforts
4. Where systems are today


Paul Beers & Peter Craig – 30min Waterproofing Discussion

(Released on April 29)

1. Background expertise of Peter Craig
2. Trends and waterproofing
3. Below grade is the starting point
4. Options that are good – better – best
5. Amenity Decks
6. Roofing trends
7. Why to use a third party for quality control


Waterproofing Exterior Walls

(Released on March 29)

1. Background of Chris Matthews
2. Different approaches to prevent water infiltration
3. Importance and value of waterproof testing
4. Keeping water out
5. Sequence of events crucial for best results


Everything Building Envelope Introduction

(Released on February 28)
The Everything Building Envelope podcast series; Introduction by Paul Beers