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Avant-garde religious site in L.A.’s Koreatown wins architectural award
Avant-garde religious site in L.A.’s Koreatown wins architectural award
 
Beautiful color and aesthetic options—backed by proven Dryvit performance
Beautiful color and aesthetic options—backed by proven Dryvit performance
Explore Dryvit’s limitless combinations of color, shape, and texture—all designed to give your project any aesthetic you can envision. For over 50 years, our selection of colorful finishes has allowed architects, designers, building owners, and contractors to build beautiful, functional, and highly efficient buildings.
 
 
Columbia Business School adds new ‘layer cake’ style glass buildings
Columbia Business School adds new ‘layer cake’ style glass buildings
Two new buildings are now part of Columbia Business School’s campus in Manhattanville neighborhood, N.Y., both designed in a layer cake format, with a system of varied glass exterior walls to align with different programming needs, let in natural light, and views of the city, and foster creativity, innovation, and communication.
 
 
 
NASA awards .2M contract for development of construction system on the Moon
NASA awards $57.2M contract for development of construction system on the Moon
A contract of $57.2 million by NASA to a construction tech and 3D-printing firm will aid in the research and development of space-based construction systems relying on lunar and Martian resources as building materials, supporting planned exploration of the Moon and beyond.
 
 
American Concrete Institute releases code on glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars
American Concrete Institute releases code on glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released the first comprehensive building code on the use of nonmetallic, glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars in structural concrete applications, which builds on an earlier steel reinforcement code and provides an alternative to the reinforcement’s applications.
 
 
Gilbane to manage Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s largest renovation and expansion
Gilbane to manage Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s largest renovation and expansion
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VFMA) in Richmond has selected the Gilbane Building Company as the Construction Manager at Risk, charged with planning and supervising construction of the museum’s upcoming renovation and expansion project, the largest expansion in its history.
 
 
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Protecting a structure against air intrusion
Protecting a structure against air intrusion
Air barriers create airtightness and help protect against energy loss, water infiltration, and other hazards impacting the durability and resiliency of a building and the comfort and health of its occupants. Climate conditions, temperature, location, and intended use of a building all are factors to consider for the specification...
 
 
High-performance building envelopes
High-performance building envelopes
Existing older buildings will typically have little to no insulation within the envelope, resulting in excess heat loss and increased energy consumption, and often do not have any water-resistive and air barriers, making them very leaky, further increasing energy losses. The addition of insulation in exterior walls and roofs, combined with a water-resistive barrier, is integral to improving building performance.
CSI DISCUSSIONS OF THE WEEK
CHANGE ORDER REVIEW COMMENTS
The architect is being asked by the owner’s rep to review change orders for items such as temporary power to the contractor’s trailer, a new owner’s trailer, etc. Are these items listed under the general conditions of the contract? Is this type of change order something the architect would review? I found this explanation, which is helpful, but still not clear on how we recommend the change order be accepted or not. Since it’s not really a scope change, or hard to determine the scope. ”General conditions are an integral part of the construction contract. They consist of items and resources needed for project completion that will not be part of the finished product that is turned over to the owner. Things like garbage removal, temporary offices and protection, and administrative time are all aspects of the project that are necessary but ultimately not seen at completion.”
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I am a building supply manufacturer for division 0742 33. On publicly funded projects, is it common place or even allowable for the basis of design manufacturer to list their affiliated fabricators or representatives as equals or alternatives as it is the same product, and doesn’t allow for a competitive bid scenario?
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