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CSI Announces Project Dynamo, an Industry Wide Digital Construction Initiative

Driven by rapid change and the need to better integrate specifications, building products, and building information modeling (BIM), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced CSI Project Dynamo, an initiative to expand its industry standard organizing principles to work more effectively with BIM to support the digital needs of design and construction professionals.

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METROCON18 Expo & Conference Seeking Architecture & Design Continuing Education Presentation Submissions

METROCON is the largest not-for-profit, self-produced, volunteer-driven, design specification-focused regional expo and conference in the USA. This marks the event’s 16th year, as well as the second year the following five associations serving the built environment have joined forces to plan and execute it (listed in alphabetical order): ASID Texas Chapter, ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, CSI Dallas Chapter, NEWH Dallas Chapter, and USGBC Texas Chapter.

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ATAS International, Inc. Joins the Construction Specifications Institute Corporate Partner Program at the Platinum Level

ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, joins the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Corporate Partner Program (CPP) at the Platinum level. The partnership is customized to provide ATAS with opportunities to engage CSI members directly through easy access to resources and thought leadership in sustainable building envelope products, both for commercial and residential buildings.

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Custom® Building Products Architectural Consultant Wins The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award

Howard Jancy, a commercial architectural consultant for Custom® Building Products, recently won The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award. The annual honor given by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) recognizes exemplary editorial contributions by a member to its official magazine, The Construction Specifier. Jancy’s article, “For the Want of a Horseshoe Nail: Identifying Causes of Tile Failure,” uses a case study to reinforce the importance of starting a project with accurate specifications to avoid problems later.

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CONSTRUCT offers Young Professionals Program; Becomes Official Partner of YoungArchitect.com

CONSTRUCT 2017, held September 13-15th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI, features a variety of options for young professionals who are looking to learn more about the industry, network, and have fun with their peers.  Discounted young professional registration packages vary from exhibit hall only to full education for those who really want to immerse themselves in the experience.  The most popular program, Young Professionals Day, returns to CONSTRUCT for its third year. 

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches Vitro InspireScapes blog

Recent topics covered on Vitro InspireScapes include how to use a new online tool for generating three-part Construction Specifier Institute (CSI) glass specifications; the importance of full-size mock-ups for accurate job-site evaluation of glass samples; and a line of patterned, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses developed jointly by Walker Glass and Vitro Glass to protect birds and the environment.

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"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

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