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April 26, 2012News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • BIM could help reduce instances of material failure
    The number of instances of material failure at construction sites in New York City rose sharply this year, but building information modeling technology could help reverse that, say some. The software allows a building inspector to take a virtual tour before construction even begins and identify possible problem areas. BIM is “spectacular,” Louis Coletti, president of the Building Trades Employers’ Association, said. The Epoch Times (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • $1.8B project in N.J. moves closer to restarting construction
    Construction of the $1.8 billion Xanadu entertainment and shopping complex in New Jersey stopped in 2009 due to funding issues. Developer Triple Five took over the project and recently filed a new wetlands mitigation plan. This allows the project to secure the state and federal permits necessary for construction to restart, which would create hundreds of jobs. Work could begin in the second half of this year. The Wall Street Journal (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Takeaways from ENR's Global Construction Summit
    This piece outlines some key takeaways from the Global Construction Summit hosted by Engineering News Record earlier this month. Financial liquidity is seen as critical, particularly for pubic-private partnerships in the U.S. and in emerging markets, as well as in the continuing trend of mergers and acquisitions. Global opportunities abound in Asia, the Middle East, South America and North Africa, but they are not without serious challenges such as entry barriers. "Uncertainty is the watchword this year," said Andrew Busch, global currency and public policy strategist for BMO Capital Markets. Engineering News-Record (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Start small to win over the C-suite
    Social media marketers should start small to prove social media's merit to executives and secure the resources they need for more ambitious projects, says Clive Roach of Philips Healthcare. "Early successes will then become the proof points that bring C-suite approval to allow deployment to other areas that will bring in investment to expand," Roach says. Forrester.com/Christine Overby's Blog (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CSI Webinar: Repair of Construction Defects -- Every Project Has Them
    May 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
    Credit:1.0 AIA CEHs, 1.0 PDHs
    Speaker: Dave Flax
    There are construction defects on almost every job unless it is a very small job or unless the owner is extremely fortunate. The list of likely defects includes cracks, spalls, rock pockets, delaminations, chips, gouges, rained on slabs, uneven slabs, etc. On a typical job, the repairs may have to be done to slabs, or vertically, or overhead. This presentation will discuss identifying the defects, repair methods, repair material selection, surface preparation, bonding, curing, etc. In some cases, it will be important for the repairs to be aesthetic as well as functional and we will cover how to accomplish that. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CSI On-Demand Webinars
    CSI On-Demand Webinars are education sessions that provide convenient, quality learning at an affordable price -- you will be able to see materials, hear an instructor and earn continuing education credit. Courses qualify for CSI Professional Development Hours and AIA Continuing Education Hours. Check the course descriptions for details. On-Demand Webinars are designed with the individual in mind and as such only a single person may take the quiz and obtain continuing education credit. The cost per webinar is $55 for CSI members, or $75 for non-members. Join CSI to save on your webinar fees! Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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