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PRECAST CONCRETE HIGH PERFORMING BUILDING ENCLOSURES Precast concrete has been used successfully to provide durable building enclosures for many decades. As requirements for thermal performance, air leakage and rain penetration control increase in modern buildings, precast concrete provides low maintenance, durable long life building enclosures. Precast concrete enclosure walls stand apart from most "rainscreen" walls in several key respects: how they control rain penetration, how they provide air tightness, and their sequence of construction. Visit to download your free copy of the High Performing Precast Concrete Building Enclosures – Rain Control Authored by: John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng. Building Science Corporation TF: 877.937.2724 Résidences ETS (phase IV), Montreal, QC (LEED Gold for New Construction & Major Renovations) Architect: Régis Côté et Associés | Photo: Serge Jacques p.08-11SMM coverstory.indd 11 14-06-03 9:29 AM

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