The BIOMS research team at the University of California-Berkeley has developed a building skin called SABER, which makes indoor climate more comfortable using the same basic principals guiding the function of our own skin.
The building “skin” uses absolutely no energy and wraps around the exterior of new or existing infrastructure. Micro-scale valves and lenses react by sensing heat, light and humidity like the pores of our skin. While the building envelope does not actually cool the inside of the building, controlling the entrance of light and heat inside makes the indoor environment far more tolerable in even a harsh climate.
The research team aims to apply the building skin to developing countries in tropical regions, where populations can most benefit from the technology at little or cost to them. This is particularly important as those countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and will need the most significant infrastructural changes to control indoor climate. The SABER building skin is applicable from the small home to the huge stadium and could revolutionize the way builders think about insulation.
Strickland Waterproofing is proud to announce the April project of the month is project Hercules in Kannapolis, North Carolina! With nearly 23 acres under roof this project is one Strickland Waterproofing’s larger jobs. We are handling all of the the tilt panel and floor joint caulking on this monster sized building! Just goes to prove that no job is too big nor too small for SWI!
I am very proud to send this email and to appreciate Strickland Waterproofing to their “safety performance” at TRU-WTP in Gastonia NC. The team that is currently working on site lead by Angel Vargas has performed an outstanding safe work, not only for the crew but for others as well. See below for a few items that the crew has been successfully performed:
Work areas are maintained clean and debris are picked up daily
Leadman is always proactive and ask what is required in advance. If training is necessary, the employees are trained and cards are submitted. Perhaps, swing stage scaffold training as an example.
The crew works with other trades and always shows positive attitude.
Protects construction and plant personnel by barricading the area, and the ground person directs traffic to a safe route.
Complies with rules and regulations, when in doubt the leadman or employees are not afraid to ask questions.
Tools are replaced when don’t pass the competent person inspection
Always attend to safety meetings and stretching exercises, or Angel calls RC to let us know that the crew won’t be able to make it on time and they do their own stretching exercises.
PTPs are done prior to start working and submitted on the daily basis.
Proper PPE is provided as needed and most importantly the proper PPE for the task. When the crew was power washing brick, they had rubber gloves, reflective rain suit with, rubber steel toe boots, fall protection when working above or bear water, etc.
Thank you for the great efforts and safe work performance, keep up the great work.
The February Strickland Waterproofing project of the month honors go to the Lincoln County Citizens Center Building Envelope Project!. Once again Strickland Waterproofing’s quality workmanship and extreme attention to detail were on display on this very large and complex project!.
Strickland Waterproofing also does residential waterproofing and restoration work!
Our January project of the month is a fine example of our residential stucco repair and exterior tile work. But wait theirs more! The fine craftsmen at Strickland also removed the pre -existing and failed attempt at waterproofing, leveled and cleaned the concrete, installed a new waterproof membrane did several water tests to insure the leak was corrected and then finished with new stucco and tile installation.
At Strickland Waterproofing we truly and do it all!
Strickland Waterproofing is excited to announce that we are expanding our Raleigh facility!. The project started with a bang as the nearly 130 foot tower had to be removed to accommodate our new warehouse!. In order better serve our clients as well as keep up with our rapidly expanding Raleigh market we need more space! Please stay tuned as we will bring updates as we move forward in the construction process.
The 2017 Strickland Waterproofing Christmas Party was held at Dave and Buster’s!. The Strickland staff spent the evening ringing in the Yuletide eating, drinking and being merry!. With plenty of great food, cold soft drinks and healthy supply of video game tokens for the kids all whom attended had a great time!. At Strickland Waterproofing Company we are family and from our family to yours