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COVID-19 stalls demand for design services
 
COVID-19 stalls demand for design services
 
According to a new survey by the American Institute of Architects, two-thirds of architecture firms report slowing or stoppage of projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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Another architect lost to COVID-19
 
Another architect lost to COVID-19
 
Renowned architect Michael McKinnell, 84, passed away in Rockport, Massachusetts, on March 27 due to complications caused by COVID-19.
 
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Pandemic shakes confidence in infrastructure investment
 
Pandemic shakes confidence in infrastructure investment
 
A new infrastructure survey shows global industry leaders are not hopeful about an increase in infrastructure spending following the worldwide spread of COVID-19.
 
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David Adjaye creates a concrete oasis for LA luxe boutique
 
David Adjaye creates a concrete oasis for LA luxe boutique
 
Ghanian-British architect Sir David Adjaye has designed a pink concrete oasis for luxury retailer Webster’s newest location in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
 
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California coffee shop features modern adaptation of Renaissance design
 
California coffee shop features modern adaptation of Renaissance design
 
Fire-rated glass-ceramic with a clear and sizable advantage
 
Fire-rated glass-ceramic with a clear and sizable advantage
 
Quick fall protection in one non-penetrating railing package
 
Quick fall protection in one non-penetrating railing package
 
Tremco brings all of its divisions under a single corporate brand
 
Tremco brings all of its divisions under a single corporate brand
 
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Quick cure coatings with PMMA/PUMA technology
 
Quick cure coatings with PMMA/PUMA technology
 
Protection of concrete decks, foundations, and other surfaces against damage can be accomplished with a range of coating and waterproofing technologies. Gaining attention in this space are polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA)-based solutions.
 
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What is happening behind stucco and manufactured stone?
 
Stucco and manufactured stone claddings are well known for their fire-resistance abilities, durability, and aesthetics. Although stucco is a suitable choice for several reasons, improper installation will lead to one major problem—moisture infiltration. Without the right protection, uncontrolled moisture will lead to mold, wall rot, and decay, and eventually have an impact on both the aesthetics and structural integrity of the building.
 
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PROJECT NEWS
Charleston convention center creates unique aesthetic with ACM wall panels
 
Charleston convention center creates unique aesthetic with ACM wall panels
 
During the renovation and expansion of the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, West Virginia, approximately 6946 m2 (74,764 sf) of aluminum composite material (ACM) was fabricated and installed on the walls to transform the space into a state-of-the-art facility.
 
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THE WORD INSTALLER AS A TERM OF ART
The word “Installer” frequently occurs in manufacturer’s guide specs. Since I was unaware of why it started with an upper-case letter, I typically replaced the upper-case “I.” Was there a generally accepted reason for using it as “term of art”? And was there a reference document that set out what it meant?
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HANDRAILS AND ASSEMBLY AISLE WITH DIFFERENT TREAD DEPTH
We are replacing wall mounted handrails at an existing assembly space aisle. The stepped slab design for seating is a 36-in. run and a 14-in. rise. The aisle has a 12-in. tread and a 24-in. tread. From what I see in IBC Chapter 29, the aisle would have to be three equal treads if this were a new design. The handrail question is, “Do we have to ‘flatten’ the handrail by running it horizontal along each 24-in. depth tread?” We had hoped to set the height at the bottom and top risers and connect the two points with a straight run of handrail. With that design the handrail may not be considered “uniform” like at standard stairs. IBC 1014.2 Height (of handrails) has Exception 1 that is meant for handrail transitions at the inside railings at stair landings (where handrails rise up in height in a short distance). It allows for the height to exceed the allowable height as long as the railing is continuous. Our condition is somewhat in that spirit in that the height of the railing will rise along the 24-in. tread but the railing is still continuous. This may be hard to visualize at first but any experience with this or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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