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Bank of America Tower in Houston achieves LEED v4 Platinum
 
Bank of America Tower in Houston achieves LEED v4 Platinum
 
Desgined by Gensler, the 35-story tower in downtown Houston, Texas, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum certification.
 
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Foster + Partners unanimously selected to remodel Spain arts museum
 
Foster + Partners unanimously selected to remodel Spain arts museum
 
On winning an international competition, Foster + Partners and LM Uriarte Arkitektura SLP will lead the expansion and remodeling of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Spain.
 
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Eugene Kohn wins architecture excellence award
 
Eugene Kohn wins architecture excellence award
 
Architect A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA, RIBA, JIA, is the 2019 recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
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Armstrong acquires Architectural Components Group
 
Armstrong acquires Architectural Components Group
 
Ceilings manufacturer Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions has acquired Architectural Components Group, Inc. (ACGI). This move will increase its custom wood designs portfolio.
 
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Renowned architect César Pelli dies at 92
 
Renowned architect César Pelli dies at 92
 
Slopeshield Plus SA set to revolutionize roofing underlayment industry
 
Slopeshield Plus SA set to revolutionize roofing underlayment industry
 
Blockchain a year later: A CSI exclusive
 
Blockchain a year later: A CSI exclusive
 
OMA selected to design financial exchange center in China
 
OMA selected to design financial exchange center in China
 
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‘Breathable’ coatings for masonry walls
 
‘Breathable’ coatings for masonry walls
Failures
 
Coatings that are used with brick masonry should be breathable, especially in colder climates—they must allow moisture entering the wall system to escape. The degree to which water or water vapor can transport through a building assembly is defined as the material’s vapor permeability, and is measured in perms.
 
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Selecting professional liability coverage
Law
 
Driven by a strong economy, the easing of lending standards, and a healthy commercial real estate marketplace, construction starts are expected to total about $800 billion in the United States, according to the Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2019 Construction Outlook. While the industry’s outlook bodes well for the near future, concerns have heightened due to an increase in the liability claims plaguing construction. In many cases, these exposures have paralleled the work of builders who have taken on new assignments without the prerequisite experience and/or failed to deliver on the sustainability demands of the owners.
 
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Project News
Orlando airport facility topped with aluminum skylight
 
Orlando airport facility topped with aluminum skylight
 
The Orlando International Airport’s Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF) features a 743-m2 (8000-sf) heavy-duty, low-rise segmented barrel vault skylight. A stretch-forming, thermally improving finish was applied to the skylight to meet the airport’s aesthetic, sustainability, and high-performance requirements.
 
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TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVED ATTENDANCE AT YOUR NEXT EVENT
Jillian Tipton, executive director of the CSI Akron-Canton, Ohio Chapter, has created a series of successful events over the past year, utilizing the CSI Dynamic Chapter Program (DCP) approach, and a lot of face-to-face meetings to create a series of compelling, well-attended events. Find out some of the “Better Event” tactics that has worked for Tipton.
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LEED V4.1 LANGUAGE
I’m specifying for a design team that is pursuing LEED v4.1 on their project. Are there any resources available to specifiers for LEED v4.1 for language?
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Tulip-shaped tower project axed by London mayor
 
 
Design project inquiries score hits 10‑year low
 
 
Seattle-based McLennan Design partners with Canadian firm
 
 
MAD designs China’s Yiwu Grand Theater as a floating boat
 
 
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