Does your firm build or design multi-family construction projects? If so, this type of construction is often one of the most litigious areas of commercial construction today because most multi-family units have balconies where water intrusion often occurs. When structures have balconies, there is a greater chance for water to penetrate the building enclosure, requiring you to get several layers of flashing details correct. Unfortunately, tragic results can ensue when water intrusion is not properly flashed and protected.
Luckily, there are resources available to help you make sure you’re doing the job right.
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Jarrett B. Davis AMB, CGP, CDT, ASHRAE, CSI, RCI, LEED AP BD+C