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June 25, 2019
 
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NYC butterfly sanctuary façade doubles as a biome
 
NYC butterfly sanctuary façade doubles as a biome
 
An eight-story, mixed-use tower aims to weave butterfly conservation strategies into its form by integrating an open monarch habitat with its façades, roof, and atrium.
 
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Pennsylvania conservatory transforms old building with green technology
 
Pennsylvania conservatory transforms old building with green technology
 
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburg has repurposed an old public works building as a new exhibit staging center using sustainable materials.
 
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Chicago-based firm FGP Atelier designs Mexico ballpark
 
Chicago-based firm FGP Atelier designs Mexico ballpark
 
The Diablos Rojos Stadium in Mexico is the country’s largest baseball arena, and reflects the country’s culture and history as well as integrates with the surrounding community.
 
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New Serpentine Pavilion resembles a ‘hill made out of rocks’
 
New Serpentine Pavilion resembles a ‘hill made out of rocks’
 
Junya Ishigami, who is celebrated for combining traditional architectural conventions with nature, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom.
 
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New ‘green’ standard planned for the US market
 
New ‘green’ standard planned for the U.S. market
 
Start using safety specifications that perform better now
 
Start using safety specifications that perform better now
 
North Carolina airport receives project of the year award
 
North Carolina airport receives project of the year award
 
Star Building Systems’ double-lok standing-seam roof system overview
 
Star Building Systems’ double-lok standing-seam roof system overview
 
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PTAC units: All about the details
 
PTAC units: All about the details
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To provide personalized temperature control, while maintaining low initial costs and simplified installation, hotels and dormitories often use packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units. However, penetration of façade systems with PTAC units compromised by poor detail design and/or improper installation has led to water infiltration and moisture-related problems.
 
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Design considerations for rail post anchorage into concrete
 
Railing systems are ubiquitous in the built environment, and as such, their appearance is more highly considered than functionality. Minimum loading requirements for railing systems have been part of codes for about as long as these standards have been in existence, and although railing systems may be built and tested to meet code loading requirements, and manufacturers provide generic mounting details, rail post anchorages still need to be formally designed either by the designer of record or by a specialty engineer who is retained through the delegated design process.
 
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Project News
California health facility clad with aluminum panels
 
California health facility clad with aluminum panels
 
Earlier this spring, OLE Health celebrated the grand opening of its Napa Valley Vinters South Napa Campus in California. Designed by INDE architecture of San Francisco, the 2694-m2 (29,000-sf), three-story building’s exterior colors showcase a contemporary, agriculturally inspired palette including terra cotta, light brown, and slate gray tones. It was applied on aluminum panels using 70 percent, two-coat, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings.
 
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WHAT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PROFESSIONAL ELEMENT YOU PROVIDE?
During CSI’s latest town hall meeting, board chair Ellen Crews said that as more spec writing is incorporated into software, it still needs to be operated by a pro. What do you think is the most significant professional element you provide?
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SUPERNOTES: SPEC WITHOUT A SPEC
I know I am not the only one that has gotten an e-mail from an architect/designer asking the following: Could you give me a "spec" sentence or two for an exterior, clear anodized aluminum railing? Usually this is for a project that is "so small" and "simple" that it doesn’'t "need" a project manual; so the plan is to put a bunch of "supernotes" on the drawings. Thought it’d be fun to compare supernotes; or how you have handled similar circumstances.
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Studio Gang-designed NY museum breaks ground
 
 
Iowa mid-rise may be the country’s first dowel-laminated timber office building
 
 
Historic Massachusetts warehouse gets contemporary makeover
 
 
Grimshaw Architects appoints new chairman
 
 
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