If you are having trouble viewing this e-mail message, please click here.
November 29, 2016
Construction is underway on the Hilton Garden Inn, a 12-story high-rise on the University of Iowa campus. The team working on this 5110-m2 (55,000-sf) steel-framed hotel—including Cities Edge Architects and contractor Rushton Sheet Metal—has found a strong solution to the project’s variety of insulation-related challenges. The Iowa City project required energy-efficient insulation to act as a barrier to three elements: thermal, air, and moisture. Using insulation for the latter two functions allowed for savings on materials and labor, but posed a challenge—the team had to ensure the building’s insulation and taping was seamless if it was to properly function.
One of the most common problems in building operations is the use of outdated technology. From automation to security, upgrades are currently available that can immensely improve productivity, enhance services, and save money. This is especially true in the area of lighting. Many companies still primarily rely on high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures, such as metal halides and/or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), to illuminate everything from warehouses and production floors to corporate headquarters. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer a leap forward.
November 30-December 2
Construct Canada/The Buildings Show
Toronto, Ontario
January 9-12, 2017
Building Innovation 2017
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Washington, D.C.
January 10-12, 2017
International Builders’ Show
National Association of Home Builders
Orlando, Florida
January 16-20, 2017
World of Concrete
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 18-20, 2017
The International Surface Event
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 28-February 1, 2017
ASHRAE Conference/AHR Expo
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 29-February 1, 2017
Sprayfoam 2017 Convention & Expo
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)
Palm Springs, California
February 12-15, 2017
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
AAMA 80th Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Commercial rooftops are an attractive platform for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity-producing systems. These low-slope roofs offer an economical and sustainable structural foundation for renewable solar energy. However, you need to anticipate the potential risks associated with the installation of a roof-mounted PV system. This sort of due diligence is particularly important when installing these arrays on existing warranted roofs.
Emergency preparedness is a critical aspect of building construction and operation. When it comes to emergency exit path marking in commercial buildings, there are primarily two types of illuminating systems: photo-luminescent (PL) and electro-luminescent (EL). But how do these two technologies compare—not only with respect to product performance, but also in terms of code compliance?
There is a wide hole in the ground at the corner of 9th Avenue and 33rd Street in Manhattan; it has been there for more than a century. More commuters pass through it than any other hole in the ground in North America. For those 430,000 people who cross through it every day, that hole is the brief glimpse of light they get after they have passed through the tunnel under the Hudson River. It is a sign they are about to enter Penn Station; they have made it to New York City.
Kenilworth Media Inc.
E-mail: online@constructionspecifier.com
Website: www.kenilworth.com
266 Elmwood Ave #289, Buffalo, NY 14222
Tel: (866)572-5633, Fax: (866)572-5677
Digital Edition Twitter The Construction Specifications Institute The Construction Specifier Express