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January 14, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • Slide show: Winning entries in ENR's 2012 construction-photo contest
    The winning photos of Engineering News Record's 2012, The Year in Construction Photo Contest are featured in a slide show in this article. Of the 1,564 entries submitted, more than two dozen were selected as evidence of the photographers' "forethought, preparation and their deep respect and admiration for the people and processes of the construction world," the ENR editors/judges said. David Lloyd's photo of the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project in San Diego was chosen as the winner of the contest. Engineering News-Record (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Products, Innovation & Technology:  Multibillion-dollar project envisioned for N.Y. coliseum site  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  Energy efficiency in the classroom: Living the green dream  (More stories below ...)

Advancing Your Career:  3 ways to become smarter about your industry  (More stories below ...)

Hot Topics:  Time-lapse video shows rise of east span of Calif.'s Bay Bridge  (More stories below ...)

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  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • Multibillion-dollar project envisioned for N.Y. coliseum site
    The New York Islanders will leave the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Nassau County, N.Y., in 2015, and some are making plans for the "decaying" arena and its nearly 77 acres of concrete. Developers envision turning it into a biotech complex with health care, biosciences and sports medicine offices for startups and established companies. Don Monti, one of the developers, estimates it would take between $2 billion and $3 billion to develop the project. The Wall Street Journal (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BIM-, GIS-experienced firms could benefit from MAP-21
    Firms that are knowledgeable in both geographic information systems and building information modeling technologies and can deliver projects efficiently could benefit from the $105 billion Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21, Jeffrey Yoders writes. "BIM, LIDAR, and GIS projects will be funded much more easily by the federal government than non-modeled, non-mapped projects," Yoders notes. CE News (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • Energy efficiency in the classroom: Living the green dream
    Sprout Space prefabricated modular classrooms developed by architectural firm Perkins + Will will be featured at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., in March as the firm's "first working prototype" for the museum's Green Schools exhibit. The classrooms are made from materials chosen to deliver the highest quality of indoor air quality and feature "integrated rainwater collection, photovoltaic roof panels, LED lighting coupled with lighting controls, efficient heating and cooling systems." Inhabitat (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Unused railroad line in Queens may be NYC's next greenway park
    A 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned rail line in central Queens in New York City could become the city's next greenway. The proposed QueensWay would be a linear park similar to Manhattan’s High Line. "The High Line led to the redefinition of the neighborhoods in Manhattan, whereas the QueensWay will be defined by the neighborhoods it passes through. Essentially, it will be a cultural trail," said Will Rogers, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit. A $467,000 state grant will help pay for a feasibility study and a community planning survey. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • 3 ways to become smarter about your industry
    Instead of jumping on a celebrity website when you've got some free time, use the opportunity to become more familiar with your industry, Lauren Bloch writes. Use news websites, industry publications and mobile applications to stay current and then share those updates with your network, she writes. (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FREE CSI Webinar: CDT 101
    Wednesday, 2 p.m. ET
    Speaker: Lee Orosco, FCSI, CCS, and Andrea Zawodny, CSI, CCS

    Still debating taking the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) Certificate exam? Participate in a FREE webinar on the CDT Certificate Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. ET. The CDT 101 webinar is an opportunity to learn about the benefits of CSI's Construction Documents Technologist certificate. The webinar will cover the requirements and resources needed for successful exam preparation and study. 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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