Latest Issue of the Hoffmann JOURNAL Considers Transitions Between Materials

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the firm’s technical newsletter, the JOURNAL. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the JOURNAL, which has been in print continuously since 1983.

Now in a redesigned digital edition, as well as our classic print layout, JOURNAL keeps building owners, managers, and AEC professionals informed about the design and rehabilitation topics that matter most.

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Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Kristen T. Anderson, AIA Detailing Dissimilar Materials

Without an understanding of how building enclosure elements interact, even small details can lead to big problems. Place the wrong metals in close contact and one corrodes the other. Anchor an expanding material to a shrinking one and they tear themselves apart. Seeing that no detail is overlooked is key to not only longevity and resilience, but also overall building performance.

Spotlight Detailing Penetrations

Penetrations are a common source of leaks. Vents, skylights, HVAC blocks, plumbing stacks, and other equipment must pass through the roof or wall. Unless designed and detailed correctly, these breaches can mean persistent water damage.

Earn AIA Continuing Education Credit

With the JOURNAL, it’s easy to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Learning Units. Recent issues offer AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Learning Units after completing a quick multiple-choice quiz.

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