Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

January 17, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

Products, Innovation & Technology:  U.S. ports readying for wider Panama Canal  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  Siemens' UAE HQ: A commitment to sustainability  (More stories below ...)

Advancing Your Career:  How to bake career development into your regular routine  (More stories below ...)

News from CSI:  CSI certification exams early registration deadline is Jan. 31  (More stories below ...)

  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • U.S. ports readying for wider Panama Canal
    The $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is half done and U.S. ports are spending $6 billion to $8 billion a year to modernize and get ready for bigger ships they hope will come. Projects include expanded rail facilities, raising bridges and channel dredging. "The expanded canal will change global shipping, and is already beginning to do so," said Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal. The Washington Post (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.J. Pulaski Skyway to be restored for $1B
    The Pulaski Skyway bridge in New Jersey is an 80-year-old, 3.5-mile-long, arch-truss bridge that is on the National Historic Register. The bridge has received millions of dollars in repairs over the years but will now undergo a complete restoration for about $1 billion. Construction is scheduled to start after next year's Super Bowl and will last for two years. (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration) (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • Siemens' UAE HQ: A commitment to sustainability
    Siemens' headquarters in Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates is almost finished and is expected to earn LEED-Platinum certification for maximizing its daylighting, reducing water and energy consumption and keeping solar gain to a minimum. The firm's commitment to sustainability was recognized recently at the Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony. Inhabitat (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vaulted roof maximizes natural light at Russian airport terminal
    The vaulted roof of the airport terminal at the Pulkovo Airport near St. Petersburg, Russia, is expected to maximize the natural light that enters the facility to save on energy costs, according to this piece. The roof spans about 39 acres and features trusses on its underside covered with gold-colored panels that serve to separate narrow skylights. The skylights will have reflectors to make the most out of natural lighting, while the roof will be built to withstand heavy snowfall. (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • How to bake career development into your regular routine
    Career development shouldn't be relegated to annual employee-review sessions, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. It's better to recognize and discuss small successes and learning opportunities as they happen throughout the year. "Effective leaders do it a little every month, week, day -- embedding it right in the workflow and treating it like the organic part of work that it really is," Giulioni writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from CSI 
  • CSI certification exams early registration deadline is Jan. 31
    CSI is the construction community’s authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process and concrete skills in:
    • Construction documentation development and administration
    • Specification writing and enforcement
    • Product research and sourcing
    • Communication with the design and contracting teams

    Exams will be offered April 1-27. The early registration deadline is Jan. 31 and the final registration deadline is Feb. 28. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Learn more about CSI ->Home Page  |  About CSI  |  Join  |  Formats  |  Education  |  Certification  |  CONSTRUCT Show

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object; unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view."
--Joseph Addison,
British writer and politician

LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Privacy policy
Editorial Team
Lead Editor:  Jennifer Hicks
Associate Publisher:  Kathy Dowdy 469-305-7122

 Recent CSI NewsBrief Issues:   Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information