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July 7, 2015



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Rising above Boise’s skyline to become the tallest in Idaho, the Eighth and Main building prominently features a unitized glazed curtain wall and sunshades. The $76-million, 18-story mixed-use building opened last February, and is pursuing Silver through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The project’s architect of record, CTA Architects Engineers, not only designed the superstructure, but also occupies the eighth floor. Babcock Design Group offices, the firm serving as the design architect for the project and the building envelope, has its offices one floor above.
Inside CSI
Inside CSILately, I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to the future. As my year as CSI president approached, I contemplated how we can leverage our past successes to increase our positive impact on the construction industry. Last year, President Bob Simmons charted a course to focus on our educational offerings, and I agreed to carry this forward through my term. Education is one of the foundational principles of CSI’s existence—it is responsible for the word “Institute” in our name and part of our mission statement as “education of project teams.”
September 30-October 3
CONSTRUCT & the CSI Annual Convention
Informa Exhibitions
St. Louis, Missouri
October 14-16
Metal Construction Association
Tampa, Florida
November 18-20
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Informa Exhibitions
Washington, D.C.
December 2-4
The Buildings Show (Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada)
Informa Canada
Toronto, Ontario
In the July 2015 edition of The Construction Specifier (out later this week), this author examines various aspects of waterstops. In this web feature, issues concerning the installation of dumbbell and ribbed center-bulb models are explored.
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The terms “environmentally friendly,” “sustainable,” and “green” are thrown out a lot, but what do they really mean? Sustainability should include not only the products a manufacturer produces, but also the manner in which they do so. What does a sustainable manufacturer do to attain the “green” label and why should specifiers care?
To help translate what the latest changes to building codes mean for opportunities in wood construction, the American Wood Council (AWC) has introduced four new standards that are adopted by reference in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).

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