Building Enclosure (Roofing and Facades)
"The physician can bury his mistakes,but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
Frank Lloyd Wright
New York Times Magazine (October 4, 1953)

Curtain Wall Damage & Failure Cases

Exterior Insulating and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Synthetic Stucco Systems


  • CNA Financial Corp., Chicago, IL - Glass Failure (Thermal Stresses) - Available
  • William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Pittsburgh, PA (1966) - Available



  • Failures is interested in receiving contributions to the wiki in the area of roofing problems and case studies -Available for Case Study Contribution
  • Ice Dams