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August 20, 2019
 
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Las Vegas to build a smart mini-city with net-zero buildings
 
Las Vegas to build a smart mini-city with net-zero buildings
 
Bleutech Park, one of the first digital infrastructure cities of its kind, will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley in December. This project will cost more than $7.5 billion.
 
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New York invites design proposals for Hurricane Maria Memorial
 
New York invites design proposals for Hurricane Maria Memorial
 
Located in New York City’s Battery Park City, the memorial will honor the victims and survivors of Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.
 
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Renzo Piano designs glass dome for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
 
Renzo Piano designs glass dome for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
 
The 4181-m2 (45,000-sf) sphere will be made of precast and steel-reinforced concrete and steel. The dome consists of 1500 flat, low-iron, laminated, tempered, shingled glass panels.
 
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Announcing recipients of the 2019 CSI Honors and Awards Program
 
Announcing recipients of the 2019 CSI Honors and Awards Program
 
John T. Dunaway, CSI, CCS, CDT, Kermit Duncan, CSI, CCCA, CDT, and Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT, have been recognized as the ‘Fellows of the Institute.’
 
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AIA awards honor designs that ‘heal’
 
AIA awards honor designs that ‘heal’
 
Point Clouds 101: A CSI exclusive
 
Point Clouds 101: A CSI exclusive
 
Zero-energy residence inventories grow in 2018: Report
 
Zero-energy residence inventories grow in 2018: Report
 
Intumescent coating thickness explored in latest e-book
 
Intumescent coating thickness explored in latest e-book
 
Featured
Writing a spec from scratch
 
Writing a spec from scratch
Specifications
 
Most technical specification template sections are available through software programs, but what if a template does not exist for a particular product or assembly? Matt Cornett, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, CCS, CCCA, outlines some of the steps to take when creating a spec from scratch.
 
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Back to basics: Differences between air and vapor barriers
 
Water is the most significant factor in the premature deterioration of buildings, as it can cause corrosion, mold growth, etc. While building industry professionals agree on the importance of moisture control methods, there is confusion about the use of vapor and air barriers. To make the right decision on which methods and materials to include in a building envelope, it is critical to understand the simple, yet significant, differences between air and vapor barriers, and their role as part of an effective system.
 
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Project News
Cladding NYC hotel with unitized metal panels
 
Cladding NYC hotel with unitized metal panels
 
The Marriott Edition hotel in New York City enhances the Times Square entertainment and business district with new amenities, features, and a modern silhouette. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects desired a post-industrial finish to the metal that was not directional or mirror-like—a soft, bright glow to the building was the goal. Additionally, the installer needed certain construction features such as a singular assembly spanning slab to slab, with one point of connection from floor to floor. A custom-engineered and vertically oriented screenwall assembly was thus designed to meet the aforementioned needs.
 
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MSDS INCLUDED IN ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS
Electronic submittals for products and materials often contain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) even though design professionals usually don't ask for them and don't want to see them (primarily due to liability concerns). What do you do when contractors include MSDS sheets in their electronic (PDF) submittals?
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CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS DISCUSS FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S ‘GREATEST HITS’
Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized worldwide for the concepts he pioneered in design, which have become ingrained in many American buildings today. Eight of his buildings were recently recognized as World Heritage sites. The CSI Connect Community discuss their favorite Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and his continuing impact.
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Designs revealed for the new Korean American National Museum
 
 
Studio Gang designs gem-like façade for NYC building
 
 
Autodesk invests in modular construction startup Factory_OS
 
 
AAMA and IGMA to unify
 
 
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