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August 27, 2019
 
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Old Portland office building transformed into collaborative hub
 
Old Portland office building transformed into collaborative hub
 
The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) Oregon headquarters in southeast Portland has gone through a major renovation that was designed by Lever Architecture.
 
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Design demand remains flat in July
 
Design demand remains flat in July
 
The architecture billings index score of 50.1 in July showed a small increase in design services, but demand remained flat, according to the American Institute of Architects.
 
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Henning Larsen wins 2019 European Prize for Architecture
 
Henning Larsen wins 2019 European Prize for Architecture
 
Henning Larsen Architects was selected for its unique design approach that is based on human scale, paying attention to sustainability, livability, and social responsibility.
 
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Framework to lower emissions in the built environment
 
Framework to lower emissions in the built environment
 
Environmental advocacy group Architecture 2030 has released Achieving Zero, a set of tools to enable the construction industry to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.
 
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Descriptive specifying in proprietary specifications: A CSI exclusive
 
Descriptive specifying in proprietary specifications: A CSI exclusive
 
Star Building Systems Battenlok HS roof panel overview
 
Star Building Systems Battenlok HS roof panel overview
 
AIA and NCARB join professional licensing coalition
 
AIA and NCARB join professional licensing coalition
 
Perimeter fire barrier systems covered in latest e-book
 
Perimeter fire barrier systems covered in latest e‑book
 
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The two types of rainscreen wall system design
 
The two types of rainscreen wall system design
 
Rainscreen systems have become more complex as designers strive for greater energy efficiency and building sustainability. This article provides an overview of the two types of rainscreen wall systems and typical design characteristics, and offers some direction on how to design highly effective and sustainable rainscreens.
 
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Best practices for specifying windscreen systems
 
With the rising popularity of the al fresco experience, windscreen systems are increasingly being incorporated in outdoor areas. These post-supported glass railings have been growing in popularity due to their ability to provide unobstructed views and wind protection, and as a visual complement to outdoor amenities such as rooftop decks, pools, and healing gardens. Windscreens are completely customizable, easy to install, and purposefully designed to make commercial exterior spaces more useful and also enjoyable.
 
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Project News
New York tower shines with crystallized glass panels
 
New York tower shines with crystallized glass panels
 
In the heart of the cultural district in Brooklyn, New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South tower enlivens an underused section of the district and draws people into the vibrant civic space. The 32-story, mixed-use building uses a porous design and features an expansive, terraced plaza. The tower was designed by Ten Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten with executive architect Ismael Leyva.
 
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HOW CAN WE ATTRACT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
Congratulations to CSI’s 2019 Honors and Awards Winners. As we celebrate their accomplishments, how can we continue to attract young professionals to begin a fulfilling career in the construction industry?
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CAN YOU USE FUTURE TENSE IN SPECIFICATIONS?
I haven’t been able to find a CSI specification writing rule on using future tense other than using “shall.” What is the general rule for using future tense? (In technical writing, we aren’t supposed to use future tense. I was wondering if it is the same for specification writing.)
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New York invites design proposals for Hurricane Maria Memorial
 
 
Renzo Piano designs glass dome for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
 
 
Announcing recipients of the 2019 CSI Honors and Awards Program
 
 
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