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Foster + Partners designs natured-inspired workplace for PGA Tour’s global HQ
 
Foster + Partners designs nature-inspired workplace for PGA Tour’s global HQ
 
Set in the natural wetlands of the TPC Sawgrass golf course, the new Global Home of the PGA Tour designed by Foster + Partners has opened in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
 
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Pennsylvania conservatory’s exhibit staging center achieves WELL Platinum
 
Pennsylvania conservatory’s exhibit staging center achieves WELL Platinum
 
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Exhibit Staging Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved WELL v2 Platinum certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
 
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Architecture billings continue historic rebound in May
 
Architecture billings continue historic rebound in May
 
Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms continues to grow at a vigorous pace, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for May rose to 58.5 compared to 57.9 in April.
 
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Cooper Robertson to lead development of Connecticut riverfront master plan
 
 
Cooper Robertson to lead development of Connecticut riverfront master plan
 
Cooper Robertson has been selected by the City of Middletown, Connecticut, to lead development of a master plan for a key portion of the city’s riverfront.
 
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Texas-based workspace innovation company HQ breaks ground
 
Texas-based workspace innovation company HQ breaks ground
 
NY-based firm completes world’s first Passive House cidery
 
NY-based firm completes world’s first Passive House cidery
 
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What lurks beneath: Preventing failures due to insufficient floor preparation
 
What lurks beneath: Preventing failures due to insufficient floor preparation
 
There is often a thought that surface preparation can be casually omitted without consequence, since no one will ever know once the concrete is covered by a membrane, mortar, and tile. No one will know until tiles start to delaminate or crack, and grout starts to crumble. Regardless of the quality of the setting materials and tiles, it is really the quality of the methods and materials used to address the substrate’s deficiencies that dictate the functional and aesthetic longevity of a tile floor.
 
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Achieving aesthetics and energy efficiency with stone wool insulation
 
Maximizing energy efficiency is the order of the day for construction industry professionals across North America, due, in part, to changing codes and a growing contingent of forward-thinking developers, owners, architects, specifiers, and energy consultants. Education and awareness continue the drive toward higher performance building envelopes, which is prompting greater consideration of insulation levels, R-value, airtightness, vapor diffusion, condensation control, acoustics, and more. As a result, more thought is now invested in material selection and whole system performance.
 
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Project News
Portland university building creates new identity with glazing, metals, and wood
 
Portland university building creates new identity with glazing, metals, and wood
 
Karl Miller Center, home of Portland State University’s business school (Oregon) establishes a powerful identity for its business program. The center, a renovation and a major addition, utilized glazing, metals, and wood to help promote active learning and enliven the streetscape and public realm with connections to the city’s network of public spaces.
 
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MARKETSHARE OF VARIOUS PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS
CSI defines as project delivery methods: design-bid-build/design-negotiate-build, owner-build, construction manager as agent or advisor, construction manager at risk, and IPD. Is anyone aware of any citable sources that present estimates of the proportion of each delivery method in the U.S. construction market?
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HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR WORK AND PROJECT INFORMATION?
As spec writers, we all deal with a lot of incoming information. On simple projects, information is manageable, but with multiple projects, multiple document issues, and constantly changing schedules, it becomes challenging to keep everything organized and up to date. What systems or processes do you have in place to organize all the incoming, in progress, and outgoing information for your projects?
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