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Avoiding a contractual fatal flaw

You may perhaps be thinking: “Isn’t the title of this article a bit over-dramatic?" However, this is an important topic that is rarely well-appreciated by owners and design professionals, and one few in the...

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Q&A: What you should know about specifying steel framing

Cold-formed steel has been one of the most widely used building materials in commercial construction for nearly a century, commonly being specified in a wide range of framing applications, including loadbearing, non-loadbearing, and floor joists. The material’s performance qualities have been well-documented over the years, and these...


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FORM + FUNCTION

Meeting acoustic goals at UMass Boston’s academic hall

In spring 2016, an interdisciplinary academic building opened at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. Previously called General Academic Building 1, University Hall was designed to earn Silver under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
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The rise of the blue roof

Blue-roof implementation is on the rise in the United States and, indeed, around the world. First conceived in 2008, these ROOF assemblies have proved to be an emerging technology that changes the game in densely populated, urban areas like San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York.+ Read More
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