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August 14, 2018

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Five-story climbing wall will form part of hotel

Five-story climbing wall will form part of hotel

Towering 16.4 m (54 ft) high, the indoor rock-realistic climbing wall is encased in a five-story glass tower and runs directly up the front of the new Limelight Hotel in Snowmass, Colorado.

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High expectations for new Las Vegas research park

High expectations for new Las Vegas research park

The four-story office building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus will incorporate steel and concrete structural elements, and exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) cladding.

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Massachusetts school earns LEED Platinum certification

Massachusetts school earns LEED Platinum certification

Designed by design firm Perkins Eastman, the 15,794-m2 (170,000-sf) Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. School and Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been designed to use 60 percent less energy when compared to other educational buildings in New England.

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Survey estimates time and money lost to rework and miscommunication

Survey estimates time and money lost to rework and miscommunication

Construction workers lose almost two full working days each week solving avoidable issues and searching for project information, according to a survey administered by PlanGrid.

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Features

Increasing building safety with window films

Increasing building safety with window films

Building and occupant safety are at the top of every facility manager and business owner’s mind in today’s world.

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Comparing polyurethane sealants to silyl-terminated polymers

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Bob Dylan’s famous song lyric, “The times, they are a-changing,” aptly describes building science and the role of fluid-applied air barriers in construction today. Regarding fluid-applied flashing materials, we are seeing this change take place right before our very eyes. However, as times change, some things remain the same.

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Project News

Stone wool ceiling systems enhance acoustics and aesthetics at Kansas City office

Stone wool ceiling systems enhance acoustics and aesthetics at Kansas City office

The design of Solar Spectrum’s modern workplace in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, reflects a positive culture of openness, interaction, and energy. Acoustic stone wool ceiling systems are positioned strategically to enhance visual interest, employee comfort, and productivity. The acoustics team had to accommodate the ductwork, lights, and fire suppression systems that were already in place. The final design is a combination of traditional, rectilinear island array layouts along the sides of the triangular floor plan and a more free-form, yet organized, layout of the islands elsewhere.

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Events

September 12–14
Glassbuild America

October 3–5
CONSTRUCT & the CSI Annual Convention

October 10–12
Metalcon

October 11
Green Building Festival

October 19–22
ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

November 14–16
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

November 28–29
ArchitectureBoston Expo

November 28–30
The Buildings Show

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Assistance with LEED Pilot Credit 55

I am a bird guy. I have worked on problems related to prevention of pest bird for 15 years now. I have only had a handful of opportunities to work on the protection of birds’ side of “bird mitigation”. I am currently working on a project where we are considering formally going after the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit 55. I would like to seek help from community members with knowledge or experience in going for this credit.

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What do you think: Change one thing about the construction industry

What Do You Think, a weekly CSI conversation starter to help you share your experiences, insights, and observations about the work you do. This week’s post is: What is the one thing you would change about the construction industry, and why?

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