Making quality control a part of the design process

Once an exterior wall assembly mockup has passed performance testing—usually not without some adjustments—and the products (e.g. windows, curtain walls, and cladding panels) are released for fabrication and installation, the design/construction team faces a new challenge: ensuring modifications or improvements identified during this process are integrated into fabrication.
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CSI’s new look

Several weeks ago, I received a call from a middle-school student. He was supposed to interview someone in a career field in which he was interested—my ego swelled.
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What R-value are you getting?

In an ideal world, a continuous layer of R-10 insulation could be installed over the entire surface of a building, resulting in an enclosure with an effective insulating value of R-10. However, such a structure would be both aesthetically unacceptable and impractical to build.
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Why get certified?

The certification programs offered by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) offer high value in numerous ways, enabling participants to not only advance their own career goals, but also benefit the companies and clients with whom they work.
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Do you know today’s CSI?

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) wrapped up its 56th Annual Convention this past September. The participating members came away from the event excited about our community, the relationships they built, the education they obtained, and the professional knowledge they contributed.
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