When it comes to access covers, composite materials are in demand as the industry experiences hazards and injuries when using traditional steel and other metal products. Reports of crushed and amputated fingers and toes, severe burns, and back injuries are just some of the hazards of working with access covers.
The LATICRETE® Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers, including thin brick, manufactured stone, and natural stone. MVIS provides a permanent, high-strength installation that is freeze-thaw stable and protects against water intrusion.
The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) named the University of South Florida (USF) Polytechnic 555 building as the best overall project at its Decorative Concrete Awards. The building, located in Lakeland, Florida, represents innovative design in architectural concrete by Santiago Calatrava and Festina Lente.
Richard (Dick) A. Eustis, PE, FCSI, CCCA, CSC, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 27, at a healthcare facility in Old Town, Maine, at the age of 83. Born on October 24, 1932, the CSI Distinguished Member, Fellow, and past-president made significant contributions at the Maine, Northeast Region, and Institute levels since joining in 1970.
In our September 2015 issue, we published the article, “Fiber Cement Panels as Rainscreens,” by Carolina Albano. One reader, Richard Keleher (RJKeleher Architect), wrote to offer his thoughts about the piece and the subject matter in general. We shared with the author, who thanked him for his comments, and present it here:
Channel glass’ distinctive, self-supporting, U-shape makes it possible for design professionals to use glazing in new ways. The final part in this three-article series examines applications related to durability in the face of high winds, along with energy efficiency and colorfastness.
As design professionals have grown more familiar with channel glass, many now recognize its benefits extend beyond harnessing daylight. The linear channel glass segments provide a depth and profile not found in conventional glazing, and can therefore be used as much to contribute to the art of building design as to diffuse daylight. The first in this three-part series explores the material.