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May 21, 2019
 
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Revealing design for world’s tallest hybrid timber skyscraper
 
Revealing design for world’s tallest hybrid timber skyscraper
 
Delta Land Corporation is working with Perkins + Will to design the 35 to 40-story Earth Tower that could be the world’s tallest hybrid wood building.
 
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Architects chosen to design Chicago university’s arts center
 
Architects chosen to design Chicago university’s arts center
 
New York-based OMA and Chicago’s KOO won the international competition to design an innovative ‘Center for the Arts’ on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus.
 
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David Adjaye-designed new lux tower tops out in Manhattan
 
David Adjaye-designed new lux tower tops out in Manhattan
 
David Adjaye has designed a building that pushes away from the typical commercial feel of glass, and instead, embraces New York City’s history of classic stonework and lofts.
 
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Tower expansion creates new identity for Tennessee hospital
 
Tower expansion creates new identity for Tennessee hospital
 
A nine-story patient tower at the Methodist University Hospital (MUH) in Memphis, Tennessee, is now complete.
 
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5G and construction: A CSI exclusive
 
5G and construction: A CSI exclusive
 
Carrier’s Florida HQ earns LEED Platinum v4
 
Carrier’s Florida HQ earns LEED Platinum v4
 
Poland skyscraper blurs the boundary between the interior and exterior
 
Poland skyscraper blurs the boundary between the interior and exterior
 
Copper architecture award winners announced
 
Copper architecture award winners announced
 
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Predictive data: Revolutionizing preconstruction planning
 
Predictive data: Revolutionizing preconstruction planning
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Preconstruction planning is one of the most challenging aspects of a building project’s life cycle. Design professionals often rely on yesterday’s data to plan tomorrow’s projects. However, historical data is unreliable. Thanks to modern data science and predictive analytics, those involved in the construction planning phases are now able to supplement historical data with reliable projections of future expenses.
 
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Controlling noise with metal ceiling systems
 
Specifiers who choose acoustical ceiling systems in commercial applications are discovering what the ceilings industry has observed for quite some time: the growing use and popularity of metal ceiling systems is a direct result of their eye-catching visuals, noise control, and long service life. One of the main reasons for their popularity is the sleek, upscale, high-tech look metal brings to a space. Durability is another reason for their growth. Long popular in European commercial design, today’s metal ceiling systems are offered in a wider variety of sizes, forms, and shapes than ever before.
 
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Project News
Metal roofs create old-style boardwalk look for Alabama amusement park
 
Metal roofs create old-style boardwalk look for Alabama amusement park
 
The Park at Owa in Foley, Alabama, featuring an amusement park with two themed shopping and entertainment districts, has become a favorite with locals and tourists in just a couple of years. Drawing on classic Southern coastal architectural themes, designers with Florida-based STOA Architects opted for metal roofing panels throughout the new park.
 
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COORDINATION OF BIM AND SPECIFICATIONS
Has the use of building information modeling (BIM) made coordination of the model with specifications easier, harder, or about the same as coordination with drawing sets? What steps do you take to help ensure model and specifications are coordinated?
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WRB PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, AND FIELD TESTING STANDARDS
Attended a CSI Chicago Technical Roundtable where we generally reviewed how most of the water-resistive barrier (WRB) performance and testing standards are inapplicable garbage. So, curious to see if anyone else out there has developed some silver bullet WRB language on performance and testing that they'd like to share; or thoughts on the topic in general.
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Architects propose a Gothic, biomimetic roof for Notre Dame
 
 
Hyatt Centric hotel tops off in downtown Portland
 
 
Introducing CallisonRTKL’s new CEO
 
 
World’s first 3D-printed community to be built in Latin America
 
 
Perimeter fire barrier systems: Taking a team approach to fire-safe construction
 
 
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