How to Use Security Glass to Protect Storefront & Windows

How to Use Security Glass to Protect Storefront & Windows By Mark Meshulam, REWC It’s a sad fact of our times that broken glass has become a symbol and symptom of civil unrest, retail theft and vandalism. Fueled by inflammatory rhetoric and lax law enforcement, there is plenty disturbing action in the streets. We sadly see too much footage where people attack property and gain…

Test Your Mettle at Construction Research Lab

Mark Meshulam is a construction consultant located in Northbrook, IL. He is an expert in mockup testing. Video: A Visit with Sak 2009 This article, originally written in 2006 is being reprinted here in very fond memory of my friend A.A. Sakhnovsky, a pioneer in the field of building performance mockup testing. Sak passed away onĀ Fathers Day, 2011. He was 85 years old. The Construction…

Vinyl Windows Leaks and Problems

Vinyl windows, also known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) windows or uPVC (unplasticized PVC) are a ubiquitous part of the residential window landscape, and not only that, there are a lot of them out there. Many work fine, but some vinyl windows exhibit leaks and other problems/ There are many satisfied vinyl window customers and I have seen many good installations, however there can also be…

Choosing a Window Consultant or Exterior Building Consultant

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for building exteriors.These days you can pretty much find a consultant for anything. Without trying very hard, you can find:So it stands to reason that you can find a consultant to assist you with your windows or the exterior of your building. As it happens, there are quite a few of us providing construction consultation services to…

Fixing Window Leaks in Tall Buildings

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and exterior facade consultant for window leaks in tall buildings.As we head into our rainy season, there are many participants in a relatively recent social experiment – life in a high-rise – who will discover that their “building envelope” is not enveloping them as well as it did last season. Just like a bucket or a car tire, a…

Aluminum Window Leaks

Aluminum Window Leaks Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant often involved with aluminum window leaks. I spend a majority of my consulting time dealing with aluminum windows because they are the product of choice for most larger projects in the great town of Chicago and across the world for that matter. Aluminum has dominated the market for large, custom projects for many reasons:…

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