Author: Marcus Jablonka

Marcus Jablonka has been Vice President of Dörken Systems for nearly 12 years. Marcus is a voting member of the ABAA Technical Committee and the ASTM E06 Committee on Performance of Buildings. He is also a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council. Until December 2016, Marcus served as President of the Building Envelope Moisture Management Institute (BEMMI). He holds a Mechanical Engineer degree from the University of Paderborn, as well as a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Bochum, Germany. Marcus has contributed to many industry publications, including The Structural Engineer, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ASHRAE, Interface (Technical Journal of RCI), Journal of Building Enclosure Design, and The Construction Specifier.

Water-Resistive Barriers: When and Why Does Vapor Permeance Matter?

Dr. John Straube is a highly regarded building science expert, well known for his research, his consulting work, and his leadership as an educator. He is a Principal at RDH Building Science and a faculty member at the University of Waterloo. This past year, Dr. Straube discussed key building enclosure concepts (including moisture control, airtightness, […]

The Pros Know: Dr. Straube chooses an airtight, vapor permeable barrier for his coach house

If there’s anything that will convince people of a building product’s worthiness, it’s when the pros use it in their own homes – where they’re free to make unilateral decisions, based on their own expertise and preferences. So you can imagine our excitement when Dr. John Straube chose our air- and water-resistive barrier for his new […]

Keeping Basements Dry: Why spray-on applications aren’t up for the job

Wet basements aren’t only bad for homeowners, they’re bad for business. From occupant discomfort and health risks due to mould and mildew to expensive material damage, foundation moisture has become one of the biggest headaches in homebuilding. When moisture makes an unwanted appearance in a foundation, people automatically look to their contractors to correct it […]

Better-Designed Projects with BIM

Architects who use Building Information Modeling (BIM) on a regular basis agree it leads to better-designed projects.  We believe BIM fundamentally alters and enhances the design process and here’s why.   Saving Time BIM’s drawing tools are faster than those used for 2D or CAD. Because each object is connected to a database, updates are […]