The Maine CSI High-Performance Building Conference is March 26, 2020 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. CSI’s mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance and this one day conference brings this information to you. This event is for Architects, Engineers, Designers, Builders, Property Owners and Facility Mangers.…Find out more »
Glass guardrails at roof terraces and balconies have a safety function while not obscuring views that are desirable for high rise towers. Frequently loading on the guardrails is governed by wind loads rather than the code requirements for a building occupant leaning on the guardrail. In order to resist these loads without posts, a base connection that transmits loads to the structure and minimizes rotation is required. Frequently these critical connections are subject to installation and durability issues. This presentation…Find out more »
Presenting this topic will be Wayne Jenkins, CSI, an Architectural Services Consultant - Supporting A&D clients across New England from design through construction, his network includes thought leaders, venture capitalists, and educators. Upon successful completion of this course participants should be able to: discuss the importance of determining hardware preferences before the specification is written; include all information needed for door hardware specifications: code information, documents, complete door schedule, and more; provide effective documentation to enable your opening hardware specification…Find out more »
Speaker: Scott Wood - Senior Building Scientist at VaproShield Sponsor: Empire Sales Group - contact: Tom Scriven Presentation: Building Envelope Guidelines for Mass Timber AIACESVS110 1.0 LU Description: This live presentation provides detailed information on mass timber building enclosure issues and a how-to-guide on detailing the wall and roof assembly. We will examine: Mass timber market conditions Building science of mass timber Rainscreen design Mass timber details Construction phase considerations Learning Objectives: Recognize CLT’s unique sensitivity to moisture Learn the special…Find out more »
This program will showcase the Rainier Square development in Seattle, which includes a 1.4 million square-foot, 58-story, 850-foot tall mixed-use tower. Bracing this tower against wind and seismic demands is a new structural system; a non-proprietary Concrete-Filled, Composite Plate Shear Wall (CF-CPSW) system, or as dubbed by AISC – Speed Core. The innovative structure that features a lateral bracing system utilizing a sandwich of steel-plate panels tied together with steel rods and field-filled with concrete will be explained. Unlike a…Find out more »
Owners and designers often want to upgrade an historic building’s energy performance, but can struggle with what are the best choices with regards to invasiveness, long term performance, payback, etc. Using common examples, this presentation examines the impact and effectiveness of a variety of upgrades. Relatively simple interventions, such as installing window weatherstripping and sealing other air leakage paths, or expanding mechanical systems’ setpoints, can reduce energy consumption with little building fabric impact. Other more extensive interventions, such as retrofitting…Find out more »
CSI members are experts in building construction and the materials used therein and are dedicated to improving the communication of construction information.