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Controlling noise in green buildings

September 22, 2016
Green buildings can often incorporate spaces that may be difficult to 'tame' acoustically speaking. Sound masking can play an important role in offering an improved environment for such projects....

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The Construction Specifier at CONSTRUCT 2016

September 1, 2016

CONSTRUCT & the CSI Annual Convention takes place from September 7 to 9, with a variety of activities and events in and around the Austin Convention Center. Produced by Informa Exhibitions U.S., the gathering brings together design/construction professionals from across the continent for networking, knowledge, Institute business, and the famous exhibit hall.

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Until recently, air leakage was not a consideration in the rolling steel door industry. It was thought to be an impossible task—how do you stop air from coming through a door that is slatted? However, as codes became more stringent regarding reductions in air leakage, it started limiting the ability for architects to specify the best closure product for their application.

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The Stapleton Redevelopment project near Denver—a 16-year, $200-million endeavor—is still undergoing its transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. As the Colorado project progresses, final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are well underway.

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Get a grip on stainless steel railing finishes

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Stainless steel is often used as a railing material, especially where corrosion resistance is a major concern. However, many design/construction professionals may be unaware of the finer nuances of selecting the right type of material. Having a better understanding of finishes is critical.

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Recreation centers and building codes: Then and now

June 2, 2016

Over the past two decades, the design of recreation and assembly buildings has undergone numerous changes, brought about by everything from aesthetic trends and technology advances to demographic shifts and new understanding about occupant comfort and user experience. Another major factor has been ever-evolving building codes.

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