AIA awards groundbreaking construction work

October 21, 2016
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice/Construction Contract Administration (TAP/CCA) Innovation Award honors projects that enhance efficiency, building life cycle performance, cost-effectiveness, and team communication. This...

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A look at continuous insulation, past and present

October 14, 2016

Increasing emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency has had a huge impact on the construction industry. Materials manufacturers scrambled to develop products that would allow builders to meet and exceed the new codes. At the same time, they harnessed that momentum and used it to create innovative solutions. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” was never more true than the situation in which the industry found itself during the mid-2000s, trying to figure out how to attach cladding to continuous insulation without using metal Z-grids. This need fueled studies to understand how to properly attach claddings through continuous insulation.

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A faster, simpler way to a Level 5 finish


Drywall is often misperceived as a building material that does not demand the skillful manipulation of a traditional construction material. However, anyone who has worked with drywall knows the product is not so cooperative.

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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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How a Denver development took flight

July 14, 2016

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

June 9, 2016

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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