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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High-performance DiamondPlus® Coating

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The durability of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing depends greatly on its ability to resist corrosion. In extensive testing of the corrosion resistance of ClarkDietrich’s DiamondPlus® Coating, as compared to standard G40 steel, the results are clear.

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CSI endorses AIA’s owner-consultant contract documents

CSI has endorsed three American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents for owners and consultants. Photo © Big Stock Photo

CSI has endorsed three American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents for owners and consultants. This comes after a thorough review of the files by the Institute’s technical committee, which analyzed the files for good industry practice, consistency, and alignment with the CSIS core technical values.

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