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March 20, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • What could skyscrapers of the future look like?
    This article highlights nine concepts for skyscrapers of the future, including the top three designs of eVolo's 2013 skyscraper design contest: the Polar Umbrella arctic skyscraper; the Phobia Skyscraper and the Light Park Floating Skyscraper. These structures can "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments," eVolo notes. FastCoExist (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Products, Innovation & Technology:  NYC's 1WTC soars closer to completion  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  Expert: Think "good" or "bad" buildings, not "green" ones  (More stories below ...)

Advancing Your Career:  3 ways to be more assertive  (More stories below ...)

News from CSI:  Get CSI’s Compliant Document Review Stamp  (More stories below ...)


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  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • NYC's 1WTC soars closer to completion
    Columnist Mike Kelly takes a tour of 1 World Trade Center in New York City, where the spire is being assembled high above the ground. He describes how it feels to be looking down upon the city and the memorial pools. "[T]his project is far greater than the sum of its parts," said Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "It is perhaps the most important construction project we’ve ever done. It is a moral imperative that we get it right." The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobility could make a difference in a project's success
    Technological advancements -- such as mobile solutions and software in the cloud -- could change how all those invested in a project interact and "tie everyone together into the success of the project," writes Brad Barth of Hard Dollar Corp. In this article, Barth explains how those advances will benefit those who use them. CE News (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Atlanta City Council authorizes plan to fund $1B stadium
    The Atlanta City Council has approved a resolution that allows funding of an Atlanta Falcons stadium by extending a 39.3% hotel and motel tax through 2050. The city will contribute $200 million to construction of the $1 billion stadium, while Falcons owner Arthur Blank will provide the remainder. WGCL-TV (Atlanta) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • Expert: Think "good" or "bad" buildings, not "green" ones
    Rob Watson, often called the "father of LEED," would like to see people move away from the concept of "green" buildings. "There are good buildings, and there are bad buildings," he says, explaining that good buildings save money, energy and water. "This is not a fad," Watson noted. "The bottom line of green is black." Mother Nature Network (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • 3 ways to be more assertive
    Bosses can't get away with failing to assert themselves, writes Joel Garfinkle. It's important to acknowledge, address and overcome social anxieties and to have confidence in your ideas. "We all have times when we'd prefer to be low key. But if this is a pattern [that] is getting in the way of upward mobility, you need to take corrective action," Garfinkle writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from CSI 
  • Get CSI’s Compliant Document Review Stamp
    CSI's Compliant Document Review Program establishes that the product guide specifications bearing the Compliant Document Review Program logo are presented professionally and formatted in a standard and accepted fashion, lightening the workload for busy designers. Only guide specifications that adhere to the principles set forth in CSI's published formats, best practices, and guidelines obtain this stamp of approval. Our reviewers will determine if a company's guide specifications are organized and structured correctly, and if they properly apply CSI's standards and formats. If they do, the company will be able to add the Compliant Document Review Program logo to its guide specifications, and show designers that the information offered will save them time and effort. Learn more. Questions? E-mail CDR@csinet.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CSI’s Corporate Partner Program
    CSI represents professionals from across all commercial construction disciplines who want to advance building information and education. CSI’s Corporate Partner Program provides maximum exposure -- expanding partners’ reach throughout the industry. Created especially for building product manufacturers, building professionals, design firms and federal agencies, each partnership is customized to meet the strategic business goals and objectives of the partner organizations. Partners are rewarded with value pricing on bundled packages, and with increased visibility through CSI’s network. Learn about the benefits of joining CSI’s Corporate Partner Program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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