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SWA High Performance Design Best Practice: Limiting Shelf Angles in Masonry Buildings

BACKGROUND The multifamily building industry has adopted a best practice long touted by the building science community: continuous insulation at the exterior of the building. However, even in this ideal circumstance in which the insulation is installed flush and without gaps against the exterior substrate (concrete block or sheathing) with an air barrier applied to […]