by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design
The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a significant factor in designing interiors that successfully help accomplish the goals for the business. Color theory and practice are explored in this review of several project applications.
Air leakage and the associated infiltration and exfiltration of moisture are primary causes of many building-envelope problems. The proper specification and application of air and vapor barriers can help to prevent these problems.
Green-roof designers and specifiers can pick from a variety of waterproofing-membrane technologies to make sure these assemblies don't spring a leak that wreaks havoc in the underlying insulation of the building space below.
Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philharmonic Center for the Arts sought to bring the facility's roof back into harmony with the rest of the landmark building.