SAF Series C4000 RainScreen aluminum composite material (ACM) systems allow moisture to permeate the outside wall, but subsequently drain through weep holes along the bottom edge of each panel. A strip of composite material in the reveal between each panel (instead of caulk) creates a more uniform appearance.
Ronald L. Geren, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP, the new board chair for CSI, has literally wrote the book on the building code. His Applying the Building Code: Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals has been published by Wiley.
Bill DuBois, CSI, AIA, CCS, LEED AP, is the new vice president of specifications at New York-based construction-consulting firm Tao Group, which produces the Praxis Live education series. DuBois, who previously served as senior associate at Gensler and led its global specification task force, is also finishing his tenure on CSI’s Board of Directors.
Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has released its 2016 “Global Construction Disputes,” which shows cost and time involved in solving construction disputes is rising in some parts of the world, but these expenses have decreased in North America for the third year in a row.