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Lime Burn

The Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard successfully built and burned a limerick recently. Lime was an important product in the 18th-century building trades, being the key ingredient in both mortar and plaster. The week of February 9-13 was spent constructing the rick, which consisted of a wide circular platform of firewood about four feet tall, topped with […]

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Energy Code and Plaster Assemblies

HOW TO MAKE CONTINUOUS INSULATION WORK   PREFACE Energy code regulations, particularly California’s Title 24, require a more prevalent use of continuous insulation (CI) overall framed walls. The CI design approach is intended to prevent or minimize the thermal transfer often referred to as “thermal short-circuiting” or “thermal bridging.” This is related to the natural […]