Category Archives: Multi-Family Housing

Safer, Stronger Homes: Reducing Your Risk During A Natural Disaster

With the Hurricane Harvey devastation in Houston and the impending doom of Hurricane Irma en route, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit a popular publication written by Newport Partners and ARES Consulting for the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multi-Family Area Separation Walls

Air sealing in buildings reduces energy consumption and in multifamily settings it can also reduce the migration of noise and odors.  But these same separation walls in multifamily buildings are also important fire rated assemblies which separate the units.  In … Continue reading

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