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Survey results for mobile app usage in construction announced

Construction manager on building site using smartphone

Cloud software and mobile app company, Canvas, released the results of its business app survey, focusing on industries with heavy paper-use, which included construction. The annual survey, in its second year, was completed by more than 1600 decision-makers from a wide range of industries relying heavily on paper forms and manual processes.

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NLB accepting submissions for high-benefit lighting awards

modern office room interior

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is seeking entries for its 36th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program. The competition is open to anyone associated with a new or upgraded illumination system providing benefits of ‘high-benefit lighting’—a term created by the bureau to denote function-focused electric-illumination systems designed to fulfill specific purposes for which they will be used.

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Italian tile competition winners announced

Carlos Rosario International Charter School

Seven North American projects using Italian tile were selected as winners of the 22nd Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition last month. The competition, sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (Italian Association of Ceramics), was established to recognize North American architects and interior designers who employ those materials in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

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AISC seismic draft report available for public review

Seismograph Earthquake Activity

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) released a draft of its seismic report for public review on its website. Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings is a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, extending coverage to connection detailing and member design requirements for structural steel and composite systems in locations where there may be earthquake threats.

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