To maintain dialogue on remedial architectural practice among our peers, as well as to provide information to building owners and facility managers, Hoffmann Architects’ professionals regularly contribute to industry publications, through both articles and interviews.
Thin Stone Marble Facade SystemsBy Juan A. Kuriyama, AIA
Published in Papyrus, Winter 2017-2018
Papyrus is a publication of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA), a non-profit organization for cultural institutions. In this article, advantages and shortcomings of thin stone veneers are considered, with design considerations for resolving and preventing premature failure in marble cladding assemblies.
Concrete Solutions to Concrete RehabilitationBy Steven J. Susca, PE
Published in The Construction Specifier, January 2018
The peer-reviewed journal of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), The Construction Specifier fosters communication among building design professionals. This feature article examines the internal and external forces leading to deterioration and premature failure of cured concrete, and discusses a range of rehabilitation solutions.
Is That Traffic Coating Necessary? Surface Treatments and Parking Structure ProtectionBy Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE and Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
Published in RCI Interface, December 2017
RCI Interface is the technical journal of RCI, Inc., an international association of building envelope consultants. In this article, the authors debunk the myth that traffic coatings are a one-size-fits-all solution to garage problems. While traffic-bearing membranes may be the right choice in some situations, they might be a costly mistake in others.
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