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The Construction Specifier at CONSTRUCT 2016

Austin, Texas, is the site for this year's CONSTRUCT & the CSI Annual Convention.

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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Innovation with screwless metal stud framing

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Using bendable tabs, the new TAB TRACK offers screwless stud-to-track attachment for metal stud wall framing. The tabs are evenly spaced throughout the track leg to provide not only consistent on-center stud layout without a tape measure, but also placement for additional studs that may be off-layout.

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How a Denver development took flight

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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

When choosing a stainless steel railing, finishes must be taken into account to ensure long-term success. Photo © BigStockPhoto

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

Intumescent coating in the Marshall University Recreation Center. All photos © Hastings+Chivetta Architects/Sam Fentress Photography

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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The Sanders Clan’s commitment to CSI

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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