High Performance Detailing
Details are one of the most important, but sometimes overlooked portions of design. A detail that is good or poorly put together can derive success or failure for a project. Many of the details we utilize are repetitive such as a window flashing which occurs many times on a project. Thus, one or two details may have large consequences for the project as a whole if not well put together. High performance detailing is a method to not only more carefully review constructability issues, but also to take more care in defining sequence on a project. Carefully planned details will also allow design teams to review long-term maintenance considerations for the eventual end-user.
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