Examining the benefits of BIM with masonry construction

A new e-book, free for download, collects technical features from The Construction Specifier that relate to masonry assemblies. Photo courtesy International Masonry Institute

Building information modeling (BIM) is changing the way construction projects are both designed and delivered, offering challenge and opportunity for stakeholders. This interoperability opens up new worlds for alternative project delivery and provides the ability to support masonry design earlier in the project than ever before. Find out more in a new e-book.

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Is your stucco finish obsolete?

Stuc-O-Flex ‘Rubber’ stucco finish offers extreme crack-bridging abilities to enhance envelope integrity and mitigate water penetration issues. Lasting for decades, this durable, color-integrated protective membrane resists fading, dirt pickup, and mold growth.

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AIA awards groundbreaking construction work

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's design for the Astana Expo City 2017 earned an award in the stellar design category for this year's American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation Award. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice/Construction Contract Administration (TAP/CCA) Innovation Award honors projects that enhance efficiency, building life cycle performance, cost-effectiveness, and team communication. This year, a winner and/or honorable mention were selected for four of the award’s five categories.

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Thella Bowens Named CMAA’s Person of the Year

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CMAA16–CMAA presented its highest individual honor, the 2016 Person of the Year Award, to Thella Bowens, president & CEO of San Diego Regional Airport Authority.

The award was presented during CMAA’s National Conference & Trade Show in San Diego on October 11.

“The criteria for Person of the Year stress leadership, professionalism and a track record for making a difference. Ms. Bowens has truly excelled on all of …

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