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June 11, 2019
 
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Zaha Hadid designed Qatar stadium resembles the pleats of a ship’s sail
 
Zaha Hadid designed Qatar stadium resembles the pleats of a ship’s sail
 
The Al Janoub Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar combines cultural references with practical responses to the functional requirements of a game.
 
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Notre Dame restoration: Readers support the French Senate’s stipulation
 
Notre Dame restoration: Readers support the French Senate’s stipulation
 
The Construction Specifier readers want Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to be restored to exactly how it was before a massive fire destroyed much of the historic landmark.
 
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Spec provider BSD merges with RIB Group
 
Spec provider BSD merges with RIB Group
 
Building Systems Design (BSD) has been acquired by Germany-based RIB Group, a developer of digital technologies for the construction industry.
 
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Tokyo tower sports a ‘sky forest’
 
Tokyo tower sports a ‘sky forest’
 
Designed by Nendo, an 11-story office tower in central Tokyo, Japan, creates a more physical experience to the outdoors with its Kojimachi Terrace or ‘Sky Forest.’
 
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Registrations open for CONSTRUCT 2019
 
Registrations open for CONSTRUCT 2019
 
Precast beats block
 
Precast beats block
 
Floor warming system provides sound control and thermal break
 
Floor warming system provides sound control and thermal break
 
A superior MDF
 
A superior MDF
 
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Optimizing daylight with motorized window treatments
 
Optimizing daylight with motorized window treatments
 
Since the beginning of this millennium, architects and owners have increasingly adopted a daylighting design approach when constructing or redesigning buildings. This design concept promotes natural light through the use of windows, the strategic placement of walls, and with other tactics such as motorized window treatments (MWTs).
 
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Better drainage, better low-slope commercial roof systems
 
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), ponded water can be defined as “any accumulation of water that remains on the surface of the completed roof system 48 hours after the last rainfall.” Standing water refers to any remaining water that will evaporate before 48 hours after the last rainfall. This article provides insight on the many important elements of proper drainage on low-slope commercial roofs, exclusively those with internal primary and secondary roof drainage systems, and the impact they have on effectively eliminating ponded water conditions.
 
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Project News
Glass fins create dynamic façade for Washington university building
 
Glass fins create dynamic façade for Washington university building
 
University of Washington’s Population Health Facility (PHF) in Seattle establishes a new type of venue for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The 26,941-m2 (290,000-sf) building will open to the neighborhood and the university via entry points on each façade. A multistory, street-level foyer wrapped in glass will adjoin an open terraced passageway that works its way through the building. The west side of the building will be composed of 1-m (3-ft) deep vertical glass fins that modulate the massing of the concrete frame, while minimizing heat gain and glare and maximizing lighting and views.
 
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STONE FLOOR INSTALLATION
I just got a note from one of my architects asking why I was not specifying a full building dry lay of all of the quarried stone in my Stone Flooring section on all projects. Initially, I wrote back saying, “You had two drafts of that section and didn't say anything about it.” So, do all of you ask for all of the stone to be laid out for the designer to approve each piece before it can be set? Am I living in a different universe?
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LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
Liquidated damages are a way of converting time into money. As a mechanism for compensating the owner for the contractor’s late performance, they become an important means of “putting teeth” into the contract times provision of a construction contract. How long should those teeth be, though?
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