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Spaceworks Architectural Interiors

Since 1971, Special-Lite has provided commercial exterior entrance solutions and has built a reputation for engineering and manufacturing exceptional products. Now, we are introducing Type 2 interior aluminum framing and our new interior aluminum-framed door.

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DBIA names best design-build projects

The $325 million Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion comprised an addition of 726,000 square feet, including exhibit halls, a multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, a 50,000-square-foot ballroom, loading docks, a kitchen expansion, new administrative offices and support space. The primary goals of the project were to create contiguous space; gain the ability to host multiple shows simultaneously and replace the antiquated west building to allow for expansion of Hemisfair Park — all while maintaining continuous operations.

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has named the winners for the 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards. The program, now in its 21st year, was established to recognize exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build projects.

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CSI member DuBois heading specifications at Tao Group

Bill DuBois, CSI, AIA, CCS, LEED AP, is now heading specifications for Tao Group.

Bill DuBois, CSI, AIA, CCS, LEED AP, is the new vice president of specifications at New York-based construction-consulting firm Tao Group, which produces the Praxis Live education series. DuBois, who previously served as senior associate at Gensler and led its global specification task force, is also finishing his tenure on CSI’s Board of Directors.

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Revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 230

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International recently revised ANSI/AMCA 230, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification. This updated version is designated ANSI/AMCA 230-15. The standard required changes to add clarity to test procedures and to include large-diameter ceiling fans. The document is available for purchase from the online AMCA store.

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