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December 29, 2020
 
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Trump order mandating design preference for federal architecture criticized
 
Trump order mandating design preference for federal architecture criticized
 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) unequivocally opposes a recent executive order that dictates an architectural style preference for federal buildings.
 
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PAU to design expansion of I.M. Pei’s Ohio museum
 
PAU to design expansion of I.M. Pei’s Ohio museum
 
Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) has won the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s competition to design a major expansion of the famous I.M. Pei-designed landmark in Cleveland.
 
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How older multifamily properties can embrace new tech
 
How older multifamily properties can embrace new tech
 
Tenants prefer new buildings, as they are supposed to be fitted with the latest technology. However, new access control solutions can be retrofitted in existing facilities too.
 
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Thermal and Acoustical Insulation: Understanding Vapor and Thermal Barriers
 
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Jan 14 @ 1 PM ET
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Redefining Rooftop Storm and Hail Resistance with DensDeck® StormX™ Prime Roof Boards
 
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CetraRuddy tapped for new K-12 school on NY’s Staten Island
 
CetraRuddy tapped for new K-12 school on NY’s Staten Island
 
Architecture firm CetraRuddy has been selected to design a new, 800-student, K-12 school in a mixed-use community on Staten Island, New York.
 
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Featured
Specifying snow retention systems
 
Specifying snow retention systems
 
A snowpack can suddenly release and dump tons of snow below the eaves in a matter of seconds, endangering building elements, adjacent roofs, landscapes, vehicles, property, and, even worse, pedestrians. Inadequate snow guard systems—or the lack of them—can potentially create liability issues for building owners, designers, and contractors
 
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It is time to saddle up!
Failures
 
Moisture-related problems are common at critical interface conditions in the building enclosure due to discontinuities in the air/moisture control layers. One such instance is where a parapet at a lower roof meets an exterior rising wall of an upper floor or another enclosure assembly. Failures at this parapet-to-wall condition often occur when control layers are not fully integrated between the parapet and rising wall.
 
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Project News
Oregon university facility boasts modern design with new roofing and cladding
 
Oregon university facility boasts modern design with new roofing and cladding
 
The Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (MSB) at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) expands marine science research and engagement for the region’s coastal community. The 6689-m2 (72,000-sf) building combines modern architectural design, state-of-the-art engineering, and time-tested natural pre-patina blue-gray zinc roofing and wall cladding.
 
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EVENTS
 
FGIA Annual Conference
Feb 22–25, 2021
 
Architectural Plastics conference
Mar 20–21, 2021
 
International Roofing Expo
Apr 14–16, 2021
 
FGIA Summer Conference
Jun 21–24, 2021
 
FGIA Fall Conference
Oct 18–21, 2021
 
Sprayfoam Show Convention & Expo
Feb 28–Mar 3, 2022
 
 
Inside CSI CSI
 
 
CONCRETE FINISH STANDARDS
Does anyone have a spec or information on concrete finishing standards based on ACI and what are the standard deviations? I have a slab that was “burnt up,” and need information to back up need for rework. Thanks in advance.
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COLLEGE OF FELLOWS UPDATE
The College of Fellows brings together an amazing network of leaders with common interest, to further support CSI, to expand our network, and to improve the industry we serve. When challenging times get especially difficult as they have over the past nine months, this is the right group or professionals to lead by example. This group has helped many to find a way forward, to pull together and make a difference in finding the positive in all this disruption. We give thanks for these long-lasting relationships within the College of Fellows, and for all your help and guidance as we build our initiatives for the future.
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Researchers develop sensors to test concrete strength in real time
 
 
Trahan Architects reveal design for Arkansas park
 
 
Pantone selects gray and yellow as colors of the year
 
 
Snøhetta designs Le Monde Group’s Paris HQ in a translucent, dynamic façade
 
 
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