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January 8, 2019

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United States takes first place in global design awards

United States takes first place in global design awards

With 48 platinum design awards at international competitions, the United States topped the World Design Rankings in 2018. The list provides a snapshot of the design potential of around 100 countries.

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Tall mass timber code changes set to clear final hurdle

Tall mass timber code changes set to clear final hurdle

The unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018 have been released by the International Code Council (ICC). It includes passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.

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Boston restaurant merges historic architecture with specialty finishes

Boston restaurant merges historic architecture with specialty finishes

Designed by Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu and Dyer Brown, the Nahita restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay district offers a regal dining experience with soaring arches, stone columns, plaster ceilings, custom printed wallpapers, and Italian marble.

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AIA study provides roadmap to enhance architect-manufacturer relationship

AIA study provides roadmap to enhance architect-manufacturer relationship

The study, “The Architect’s Journey to Specification: Rethinking the Role Between Architects and Manufacturers,” sheds light on the critical relationships shared by building product manufacturers and architects in creating better outcomes for owners and occupants.

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Features

Appropriate use of code compliance reports in roofing

Appropriate use of code compliance reports in roofing

The application of a roofing assembly must be consistent with how the systems were configured during testing. It is important to verify the information in the code compliance report and the manufacturer’s installation instructions are current and in agreement with each other and the system to be installed meets the requirements of both documents.

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Asphalt shingles: What owners want and specifiers need to know

Today’s construction industry is active and dynamic. Specifiers are expected to provide a high level of service to building owners by recommending products best suited to meet the aesthetic criteria of a particular project. To compete effectively for projects using steep-slope roofing, a professional specifier should be well-versed in one of North America’s most popular roofing choices: asphalt shingles. By being well-informed on the technology, aesthetics, and energy savings of asphalt shingles, professionals are better equipped to showcase their knowledge and expertise.

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Project News

Florida eye institute balances performance and aesthetics with IMPs

Florida eye institute balances performance and aesthetics with IMPs

Architects Gresham Smith & Partners designed the University of Miami (UM) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples, Florida, to stand out as a 21st century ophthalmic center, encouraging a balance of performance and aesthetic flair. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) were used to protect doctors and patients from the scorching sun and minimize warm airflow within.

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Events

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

March 14-19
RCI International Convention and Trade Show

April 3-5
NASCC: The Steel Conference

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LOSING YOUR LIABILITY

Is it really that bad to have your professional liability reduced at someone else’s expense?

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS

The trend for increased connectivity is not going to subside. The most exciting aspect of this is the capacity to use the ever-growing, real-world data sets produced by Internet of Thing (IoT) devices to train increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) and the impact the AI/IoT pairing can have on work and efficiency. Just like humans learn from their muscles and senses, it is possible true, general-purpose AI is unachievable without IoT.

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