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February 11, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • Design of L.A.’s new $1B skyscraper unveiled
    Korean Airlines has unveiled the design for a 73-story $1 billion hotel and office tower to be constructed in downtown Los Angeles. The building will include a "sky lobby" on the 70th floor and an infinity pool on the 73rd. There will be 900 guest rooms, 30 floors of offices and three ground-level floors for retail and restaurants. The glass-clad skyscraper is expected to be finished in 2017. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Products, Innovation & Technology:  Video of NYC's 3 giant transit expansion projects  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  Higher-ed institutions leading the way to sustainability  (More stories below ...)

Advancing Your Career:  The 90-day rule for weighing career change  (More stories below ...)

Hot Topics:  Take a peek at work on $4.5B first phase of NYC subway project  (More stories below ...)

News from CSI:  CSI Webinar: Repair of Construction Defects -- Every Project Has Them  (More stories below ...)

  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • Video of NYC's 3 giant transit expansion projects
    This piece provides updates on three of the biggest transit projects in New York City: the East Side Access project, the Second Avenue Subway project and the No. 7 subway line extension. The projects together are worth about $15 billion and could be completed in 2019. "These are vital projects, and they'll reinforce the infrastructure of the city," says Mitchell Moss, director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University. KOMO-TV/KOMO-AM (Seattle)/The Associated Press (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • Higher-ed institutions leading the way to sustainability
    Several hundred U.S. colleges and universities have said they want to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. Corporations and business can learn from their experiences because they face the same challenges and goals in pursuit of sustainability as the schools do, writes Georges Dyer. Dyer explains how Arizona State University overcame sustainability challenges through cultural transformation. Blog (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Advanced tech, engineering create green waterpark in Abu Dhabi
    Advanced technology combined with "exceptional" planning and engineering have allowed Abu Dhabi to maximize sustainable design throughout its Yas Waterworld theme park. Several technologies have been used to maximize efficiency in energy and water use, from filters that cut water use by up to 90% to the way pools and rides are positioned to make optimal use of shading. (Australia) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • The 90-day rule for weighing career change
    If you're unhappy for more than 90 consecutive days, it's time to start plotting a career change, writes Aaron P. Arnold, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. "It makes no sense to go another 90 days; it's time to pivot, see all the angles and assess your next move," he writes. Forbes/Young Entrepreneur Council (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hot Topics 

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  News from CSI 
  • CSI Webinar: Repair of Construction Defects -- Every Project Has Them
    Feb. 21, 2 p.m. ET
    There are construction defects on almost every job, unless it is a very small job, or the owner is extremely fortunate. The list of likely defects includes cracks, spalls, rock pockets, delaminations, chips, gouges, rained-on slabs, uneven slabs, etc. This presentation will discuss identifying defects, repair methods, repair material selection, surface preparation, bonding, curing, and other related topics. In some cases it is important for repairs to be aesthetic as well as functional -- we will cover how to accomplish that. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Local CSI chapter education programs
    Each CSI chapter generally holds an education program each month that qualifies for continuing education credit. Guests are welcome! Just contact a chapter’s leaders and tell them you’d like to attend. Here are a few sessions happening this week in CSI’s chapters:
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