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Senate bill to recognize buildings as infrastructure
 
Senate bill to recognize buildings as infrastructure
 
The US Senate passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill including several key provisions to help modernize U.S. infrastructure.
 
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Handshouse Studio to reconstruct Notre Dame de Paris trusses in Washington, DC
 
Handshouse Studio to reconstruct Notre Dame de Paris trusses in Washington, DC
 
Handshouse Studio is creating educational workshops for their Notre Dame de Paris Truss Project in Washington, DC, this summer.
 
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BIG designs first simulated Mars Surface Habitat
 
BIG designs first simulated Mars Surface Habitat
 
ICON’s next-gen Vulcan construction system will complete a 158-m2 (1700-sf) structure, designed by architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, that will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.
 
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KAI breaks ground on senior apartments, community center
 
 
KAI breaks ground on senior apartments, community center
 
Kennedy Associates Inc. (KAI) joined the Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis to officially break ground on the organization’s new Senior Apartments and Community Center in North St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
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Indiana University adopts 1952 Mies design
 
Indiana University adopts 1952 Mies design
 
Renovations, new Gundlach Building for Buffalo’s AKG Art Museum
 
Renovations, new Gundlach Building for Buffalo’s AKG Art Museum
 
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Pedestrian bridge features shipbuilding materials
 
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Failures: Rain, wind, and louvers
 
Failures: Rain, wind, and louvers
 
Since the directionality of wind-driven rain can change throughout a single storm, it is not always obvious what combination of environmental factors are contributing to water leakage in a building enclosure assembly.
 
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The air barrier pre-installation meeting
 
The air barrier is one of the most significant items on any building exterior. The installation and process should reflect the importance of the system and its intricate installation and integration of non-air barrier system components, such as waterproofing, structural elements, windows, and roofing systems.
 
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Woodlands at Furman expands senior community
 
Woodlands at Furman expands senior community
 
Led by Dallas-based architecture firm three, The Woodlands at Furman, a single-site senior community, is updating and expanding available amenities, adding 44 new independent living units.
 
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NFPA 285 AND PLASTIC INSULATION
I have a wall assembly of 5/8" gyp board, 6" CFMF studs w/ 6" batt insulation, 1/2" exterior gyp board sheathing, 3" closed cell spray foam insulation, 1" airgap, and uninsulated metal siding. I was told that I needed to apply intumescent coating to the spray foam insulation in order to pass NFPA 285. One of the reps I spoke to was surprised to hear that assemblies with EPS and XPS insulation do not require the intumescent coating. Spray foam, EPS and XPS are all plastic insulation. Why don't EPS and XPS require intumescent coating to pass NFPA 285?
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BASIS OF DESIGN DEFINITION
In my company's attempt to make our specifications more enforceable, I am looking to add a definition of Basis-of-Design to our definitions section. So far I have, "Basis-of-Design - a product, system, assembly, or fabrication that is selected by the Architect for the design of a building project. Contractors who choose to use a product, system, assembly, or fabrication that differs from the Basis-of-Design shall submit as a substitution." I think I can do better... so I am throwing this out to my specification colleagues for advice. Thank you all who respond.
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