ARMA seeks top asphalt roofing projects

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The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is searching for North American asphalt roofing projects for its 2016 Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC) Awards. Both commercial and residential projects are being accepted. The competition is open to architects, specifiers, contractors, and consultants working with asphalt products.

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The Ultimate Water-table Waterproofing System


A water table is the underground depth where the ground is totally saturated with water. Waterproofing basements or other underground structures in this situation can be tricky. Epro Services offers a system for this challenging condition.

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Graham Foundation announces architectural grantees


The Graham Foundation is awarding $496,500 to 49 architectural projects from around the world. The funded projects include museum retrospectives, multimedia installations, site-specific commissions, documentary films, placemaking initiatives, e-publications, and academic journals. The grantees were selected from a competitive pool of more than 200 submissions from various organizations worldwide.

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Design-build usage on the rise

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A study for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) finds the delivery method’s overall usage for non-residential buildings is nearly 40 percent. RSMeans Analytics conducted “Design-Build Project Delivery Market Share and Market Size Report” by analyzing data on more than 640,000 non-residential construction projects.

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CSI events in Silicon Valley and Manhattan


Two CSI events happening this fall include CSI Santa Clara Valley’s Silicon Valley Construction Expo and CSI Metropolitan New York’s 2015 Tradeshow and seminars. On September 16, CSI Santa Clara Valley will host its expo at Levi’s Stadium. Reservations for exhibitors and sponsors are now being accepted.

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Nine schools get top marks from AIA

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the nine schools selected for its 2015 Education Facility Design Awards. The awards program, spearheaded by AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), honors educational facilities the jury believes should serve as examples of high-quality places to learn that further the client’s missions, goals, and educational programs while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.

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