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October 23, 2018

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Sir David Adjaye to design new Princeton University Art Museum

Sir David Adjaye to design new Princeton University Art Museum

The new building will provide an enlarged space for the exhibition and study of the institution’s collections, classrooms, and office space.

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Introducing the world’s tallest residential building

Introducing the world’s tallest residential building

The glass and steel tower overlooking Central Park in New York City is home to one of the most expensive residences ever sold in the city.

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Nashville tower certified LEED Gold

Nashville tower certified LEED Gold

A white reflective roofing system was employed at Bridgestone’s headquarters to reduce the roof’s surface temperature, thereby creating greater energy efficiency and exceeding many industry ratings requirements.

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New Bronx waterfront terminal promotes sustainability

New Bronx waterfront terminal promotes sustainability

The cement terminal is the first project to earn the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) certification.

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Features

Waterproofing elevator pits 101

Waterproofing elevator pits 101

When waterproofing of the elevator pit is required, the design can be as straightforward as an isolated elevator pit surrounded by a slab-on-grade or as challenging as an elevator pit placed amongst a complex system of intersecting grade beams and pile caps.

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Controlling sound in exposed structure spaces

Current design trends often call for exposed structure spaces where there is no ceiling plenum and building service elements such as ductwork and piping are not visible overhead. Sometimes called the ‘warehouse look,’ exposed structure spaces often experience acoustical problems due to excessive sound reflection off the hard roof deck surface and the added volume of the space.

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Project News

Architectural coating extends high school’s concrete look

Architectural coating extends high school’s concrete look

The first floor of the three-story academic building was clad with insulated precast concrete panels to provide a new ‘skin’ for the structure. Expanding the precast to the upper two stories was too expensive, so the architects looked to metal paneling to provide the look and feel they desired. Additionally, coil coatings were chosen as they can match the color of the precast concrete panels.

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Events

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

January 22-25
The International Surface Event (TISE)

February 4-7
Sprayfoam Convention & Expo

February 11-13
The Roofing Expo

February 19-21
International Builders Show

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HISTORIC RESTORATION GENERAL SPECS

We have completed many historic restoration and preservation projects, and with each of those I have written what I feel to be really good spec sections that go into each of the Divisions. The one thing we are lacking is a General Spec Section regarding historic restoration and preservation. Wanted to see if anyone out there has done this type of work and created a General Spec Section and are willing to share it with me. If I had the time right now to create it myself, I would, but time is of the essence on this project and I really need to get something together really quick. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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RFP SPECS SI SOFTWARE AND QCS SOFTWARE

Specs were given to me from the RFP that were created in the QCS or RMS Software (they do not look exactly like the SI format). How am I to insert information like this into a new project using specsintact since it is not a SI file, nor does it match the text closely? Are there any links/resources about how the two software programs work together?

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