No time to waste

Construction—especially demolition operations—can generate an enormous amount of waste. However, up to 80 percent of this waste may be diverted from landfills with a thorough construction waste management plan. As a result, this step is now a requirement of many municipalities and sustainable design standards.
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Hygienic Ceilings: Standards and guidelines

Various regulations and guidelines for constructing and maintaining ceilings in facilities with hygienic requirements. A complement to one of the magazine's feature articles, this short web piece looks at requirements and best practices for schools, laboratories, food preparation, healthcare, and other specialized spaces.
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Searching for North America’s best copper projects

Until January 31, U.S. architects and sheet metal contractors are encouraged to submit their building projects for consideration in the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program. Projects can be new or restored structures falling under any of the competition’s three categories: restoration/renovation, new construction, or ornamental applications.
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