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October 16, 2018

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AGCA analysis reveals increase in cost of construction products

AGCA analysis reveals increase in cost of construction products

The association said cost increases come as many construction firms are faced with shortages of skilled craftspeople essential for projects but have limited ability to increase prices for their services.

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Submissions for asphalt roofing awards now open

Submissions for asphalt roofing awards now open

Entries will be judged by a panel of roofing industry experts and members of the media and a roofing association on four criteria: beauty, affordability, reliability, and reason.

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Construction outlook: Transportation and public safety are top performers

Construction outlook: Transportation and public safety are top performers

The report says total engineering and construction spending for the United States is forecast to end up 6 percent higher in 2018, compared to the previous year.

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Biotech firm’s new building is net-zero

Architect Richard Meier resigns in light of sexual harassment allegations

Founder Richard Meier has stepped down from leadership at Richard Meier & Partners Architects following months of sexual harassment allegations.

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Features

Integrated water-resistive barrier or building wrap? There is no question

Integrated water-resistive barrier or building wrap? There is no question

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The abundance of building product choices available today can make it more difficult and time-consuming to choose the right system components for upcoming projects.

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Add decades to your commercial roof life

Roof failure usually takes place at penetrations, seams, and edges where dissimilar materials meet. A variety of technologies in roof coatings have long-standing performance records when the right choice is based on the needs of the individual roof. Acrylics have been used to coat commercial roofs, but they do not take well to ponded water. However, on well-designed roofs with sufficient slope, acrylics are an efficient and economical solution.

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Project News

San Francisco building designed with alternating sloped windows

San Francisco building designed with alternating sloped windows

The façade of the building reflects the color and texture of the neighborhood’s Latin-inspired murals and culture, and is scaled with respect to the adjacent buildings’ varied heights and setbacks. The project design includes windows sloped 7 degrees inwards and 7 degrees outwards in alternating columns.

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Events

October 17-19
Hardscape North America

October 19-22
ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

October 24
WebReach webinar: Design and Testing of Perimeter Edge Metal for Low-Slope Commercial Roofs

November 14-16
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

November 28-29
ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo

November 28-30
The Buildings Show

January 22-25
World of Concrete

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MINERAL SILICA PAINT

Anybody in this group familiar with the specification requirement of mineral silicate paint? What are applicable code/standards that can be applied to specify a mineral silicate paint requirement. I was not able to find this material mentioned in MasterFormat.

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COMMUNICATING AT WORK: DOES TEXTING CROSS THE LINE TO PERSONAL SPACE?

One hot topic among CSI members at CONSTRUCT 2018 in Long Beach last week focused on the best ways to communicate professionally. Specifically, members said they did not like to use texting services, and one member even said a contractor had used Twitter to discuss work. What—and why—is your preferred method of communication?

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