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Posted on April 13, 2017

New Construction

In 2015, the Seattle Energy Code saw increased strictness in airtightness requirements with the maximum allowable leakage rate shifting from 0.4 to 0.3 cfm per square foot. That may not seem significant at first glance, but consider this: as of this post, multifamily buildings tested by RDH had a 92% pass rate at 0.4 cfm […]

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Posted on August 5, 2016

New Construction

In the simplest terms, building airtightness refers to a building’s resistance to air leakage—air flowing both in and out of the building—through areas of the building enclosure not intended to allow air flow. The idea of air entering or exiting a building may not seem like cause for concern, but in reality, airtightness is an […]

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Posted on February 17, 2016

Research + Education

With new research demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of wood as a building material, it comes to no surprise that tall wood construction has become one of the fastest growing trends in the industry over the past decade. RDH has been at the forefront of mid-rise and tall wood building design, and has continually contributed to the […]

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Posted on April 7, 2015

Existing Buildings

Mold growth on the underside of sheathing has become an epidemic in the Pacific Northwest. So what’s the solution?

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Posted on April 13, 2017

New Construction

In 2015, the Seattle Energy Code saw increased strictness in airtightness requirements with the maximum allowable leakage rate shifting from 0.4 to 0.3 cfm per square foot. That may not seem significant at first glance, but consider this: as of this post, multifamily buildings tested by RDH had a 92% pass rate at 0.4 cfm […]

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Posted on August 5, 2016

New Construction

In the simplest terms, building airtightness refers to a building’s resistance to air leakage—air flowing both in and out of the building—through areas of the building enclosure not intended to allow air flow. The idea of air entering or exiting a building may not seem like cause for concern, but in reality, airtightness is an […]

More+

Posted on February 17, 2016

Research + Education

With new research demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of wood as a building material, it comes to no surprise that tall wood construction has become one of the fastest growing trends in the industry over the past decade. RDH has been at the forefront of mid-rise and tall wood building design, and has continually contributed to the […]

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Posted on April 7, 2015

Existing Buildings

Mold growth on the underside of sheathing has become an epidemic in the Pacific Northwest. So what’s the solution?

More+