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The Sanders clan’s commitment to CSI

constructionspecifier.com — Many of CSI's ardent members feel they are truly committed to the ideals, goals, and philosophies of CSI; that, in some ways the Institute is like 'our family.' However, the Sanders Family goes above and beyond, and takes this literally.

From jail to hotel: Windows that work

From jail to hotel: Windows that work
constructionspecifier.com — When baseball superstar Babe Ruth toured Boston's Charles Street Jail in 1925, he famously quipped: "This isn't a jail, it's a hotel"-a prophecy that has since come true. Now known as the Liberty Hotel, this 298-room, high-end hospitality destination retains its architectural heritage with its famed rotunda, jail-themed bars and restaurants, and its historically accurate replacement windows.

Film festival thanks

Film festival thanks
willcoxrangenews.com — The committee for the Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival wishes to thank all the sponsors and participants who made the 3rd annual festival a resounding success.

Dealing with errors and omissions

Dealing with errors and omissions
constructionspecifier.com — The words 'errors and omissions' (E & O) are practically taboo in architectural circles and are rarely spoken-even in private conversations between architects, engineers, and their professional employees. However, errors and omissions in construction documents occur on every project. The unique nature and complexity of the building world is the common explanation for these mistakes.

Faith Walk: I will try to see with the eyes of a child

Faith Walk: I will try to see with the eyes of a child
kansascity.com — When kids laugh, it flows like creek water after a spring thaw. I worry that my grown-up life is less like flowing water and more like ice freezing over the top of a pond.

Understanding the Value of Janitorial Services

Understanding the Value of Janitorial Services
constructionspecifier.com — The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is seen by many across the globe as the premier benchmark of achievement in green building. Savvy building owners and developers recognize the importance of the janitorial function when it comes to LEED certification in existing buildings, as well as its impact on efficient and cost-effective facilities management.

Why aren't Iowans leading on water quality?

Why aren't Iowans leading on water quality?
desmoinesregister.com — Water as a compound is a necessity - not an issue. We can't live without it. And it must be clean. Just ask Flint (lead contamination). Or California's San Joaquin Valley (uranium). Or Silverton, Colo., (arsenic, cadmium, lead, aluminum, copper from an old mine).

Accused Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton arraigned on murder charges following shooting spree

Accused Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton arraigned on murder charges following shooting spree
wxyz.com — KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WXYZ) - Accused Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton faced a judge to be arraigned on more than a dozen charges including murder and attempted murder. Six people are dead and two people are fighting for their lives after the shooting spree in Kalamazoo Saturday night.

Accused Kalamazoo shooter expected in court today

Accused Kalamazoo shooter expected in court today
wxyz.com — KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WXYZ) - This morning, six people are dead and two people are fighting for their lives after a shooting spree in Kalamazoo Saturday night. Police believe one man, 45-year-old Jason Dalton, is responsible for the violence. Today, we expect him to make his first appearance in court.

When to use TPO and when to coat?

When to use TPO and when to coat?
constructionspecifier.com — Building owners, commercial roof specifiers, architects, and contractors have some decisions to make when it comes to the material they should use to repair or replace a low-slope roof. Three popular choices include: coating over the existing roof; thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) recover (putting a layer of TPO over the existing membrane); or TPO replacement (tearing off the existing membrane and installing a new TPO membrane).
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