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October 30, 2018

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Repurposing big-box stores into transitional housing

Repurposing big-box stores into transitional housing

The research and development studio at KTGY Architecture + Planning has created Re-Habit, a concept for repurposing obsolete big-box stores into essential uses.

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New Jersey synagogue breaks ground

New Jersey synagogue breaks ground

According to architect Joshua Zinder, AIA, the new building is constructed from materials respecting the surrounding context: fieldstone, glass, and a durable wood-like material selected for beauty and longevity.

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Revamped Philadelphia airport terminal is an architectural glass showcase

Revamped Philadelphia airport terminal is an architectural glass showcase

Clad in a mix of glass and metal, the new Terminal F facility is the airport’s first building to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

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Big Box
Virginia stadium’s $32-million renovation finished in a year

Virginia stadium’s $32-million renovation finished in a year

The renovated stadium at Liberty University has an additional 6000 seats and a press box, a new concourse level, restrooms, concession stands, and a host of other amenities.

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Features

Meeting the demand for privacy in bathrooms

Meeting the demand for privacy in bathrooms

It is not a typical topic of conversation or even something most people want to think about, but the history of restrooms is a compelling story, driven by thousands of years of evolution and an ongoing merger of engineering practices and changing cultural norms.

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Mainstay roof coating applications

The value propositions for coatings include maintenance, energy savings, tax incentives, leak repair, and less disruption than a total tear-off. In terms of sustainability, some of the advantages are urban heat island mitigation, reduction of landfill waste, solar energy efficiency, and roof runoff capture and reuse. Maintenance can mean protection from heat buildup, or reduction of heat history of the underlying roof cover, as well as protection from ultraviolet (UV) damage and moisture intrusion. Even in cold regions the impact of short, hot summers is significant because the effect of heat is exponential, making the average temperature a poor guide.

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Project News

Texas high school emphasizes transparency with glass assemblies

Texas high school emphasizes transparency with glass assemblies

Providing real world experiences and skills for high school students, the Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center's (CTC’s) purpose-built, two-story structure spans 15,775 m2 (169,800 sf) to accommodate programs in 18 specialized academies ranging from culinary arts to robotics. The facility is designed for flexibility so as to evolve and adapt to changing programs and future areas of interests.

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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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WHAT CONSTITUTES "ACCEPTED SURVEYING PRACTICES"?

I usually specify a "chalk line layout" for Architect's review in my Gypsum Board Assemblies section under Quality Assurance. I have language that is very similar to the notification/review language for a mockup except it's just for the chalk lines….Although the chalk line layout is not an unusual request, it does not seem to be a “standard practice” for Interiors projects in my area (DC Metro). In your case, I personally would not interpret those Division 01 Execution layout requirements to mean that the Contractor needs to pause his work to allow the Architect to review the chalk lines prior to them proceeding with the installation of studs.

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THE VALUE OF MENTORING

Let us talk about the value of mentoring - both for young professionals and experienced CSI members. What is the best lesson you have learned, either from a mentor or from someone you have mentored yourself?

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