Specifying offsite construction: A CSI exclusive

Offsite construction is part of a gradual move toward a more manufacturing-based process in the construction industry. It allows significant amounts of building construction to be performed in a controlled environment, and depending on project needs, on a near assembly-line basis. This is beneficial for worker safety and project...
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CSI offers early registration for fall exams

Early registration for CSI’s fall certification exam cycle, which includes Construction Documents Technologist, Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Certified Construction Product Representative, and Certified Construction Specifier examinations, will start on June 26.
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Preventing corrosion in aluminum

Aluminum accounts for the greatest share of the U.S. commercial market for windows, doors, and skylights. Its manufacturing versatility, structural longevity, performance dependability, and near-infinite recyclability contribute to its popularity.
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Learning from millennials

In the construction industry, we are seeing technology affect long-standing work flows and processes used to research, prepare, develop, and distribute construction information, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. We can all agree, specifications as a key component of construction documents won’t go away.
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Pass the salt

Exterior steel elements—both structural (e.g. columns) and architectural (e.g. handrails)—need to be protected from corrosion, usually with high-performance coatings. However, even high-performance coatings degrade when exposed to severe environments.
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