SBSA’s staff has authored numerous papers and presentations on topics ranging from infrared thermography to the building envelope. Below, find a list of our articles and presentations.
SBSA’s corporate counsel, Dana Mohr, was published in Colorado Construction & Design. His article, The Colorado Trust Fund Statute: Background and Case Law, discusses some legal considerations when a General Contractor fails to pay its sub-contractors. Turn to pages 40-41 of the article for the full story.
Understanding Tile Roof Design and Performance
This article was published in RCI’s September 2011 issue of Interface. It outlines the various types of tile roofs and common issues with them. It discusses methods for waterproofing, protecting vulnerable areas of the roofs, and causes and solutions of ice damming. Read more here.
Inframation 2003: Infrared Applications in the Fields of Forensic & Construction Defect Engineering
Co-authored by Ed Fronapfel, “Infrared Applications in the Fields of Forensic & Construction Defect Engineering” was published in Inframation 2003. The building envelope case studies explored in this paper include the use of infrared thermography in the analysis and solution of problems including cold roof ventilation, ice damming, roof ice melt systems, in-floor radiant heat systems, exterior insulation and finish systems/stucco, stone veneer, plaza decks/balconies, flat roof and at-grade foundation clearance failure analysis and building envelope system performance. Read more here.
By Edward L. Fronapfel, P.E., M.S.C.E., EDI, CBIE, CBCP
During the 1990s, asphalt shingles were not performing well during hurricane season. As a result, the industry changed codes and specification standards to help ensure that shingle blow-off and resultant damage was minimized by improved performance.
This article was published in RCI’s “Interface,” and can be read in its entirety here.