U.S. leads industrial construction in the Americas

May 20, 2016

A report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) found the total value of industrial construction in the Americas stands at $542.6 billion, with the United States accounting for $297 billion. The United States is ahead in most categories apart from metal and material processing and production plants.

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The Sanders Clan’s commitment to CSI

April 29, 2016

Many of CSI’s ardent members feel they are truly committed to the ideals, goals, and philosophies of CSI; that, in some ways the Institute is like ‘our family.’ However, the Sanders Family goes above and beyond, and takes this literally.

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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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In Memoriam: Richard (Dick) Eustis (1932−2016)

February 8, 2016

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.

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A reader comments on fiber cement feature

December 23, 2015

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:

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Channel high design: Part three

November 19, 2015

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.

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