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

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

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

Small-missile impact-resistant channel glass serves as a beacon for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art while providing critical impact protection.

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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