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NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING NOVEMBER 14th Next Generation of Access Control by: Larry Fosnight, ASSA ABLOY Description of Presentation Door opening technology has advanced rapidly over the last several years. Larry Fosnight, of ASSA ABLOY, will present an overview of security technology options available today and will describe developing trends in the industry. He will provide a clear understanding of available technologies and expand on the decision making process to optimize physical security while maximizing an overall return on investment. Mr. Fosnight will discuss security and opening applications and associated code strategies.
Table of Contents President’s Message. . . . . . . 2 AIA Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Technical Article . . . . . . . . .4-5 AZ Builders Exchange . . . . . 5 Member Roster . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Monetary Support . . . . . . . . . 6 Paint Quality Institute . . . . . . 7 Technical Article . . . . . . . . 8-9
List 4 educational objectives to be covered in the presentation:
Membership Committee . . . 10
Code Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Understanding of available options in door opening security Managing door opening technology in project specifications Review of emerging trends Discussion of Building Codes related to physical security
Sheldon Wolfe . . . . . . . . .11-12 Help Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Speaker’s Bio Larry Fosnight is an experienced physical security consultant with ASSA ABLOY. His expertise encompasses door openings, electronic access control, fire and life safety codes, and accessibility compliance. Mr. Fosnight has been instrumental in the design of both the mechanical and electronic security of airports, government agencies, healthcare facilities, higher education, and major corporate campuses.
Time 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm – Board Meeting 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Registration/ Networking 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Introductions, Chapter Business 4:30 pm to 5:20 pm – Presentation 5:20 pm to 5:30 pm – Closing remarks 5:30 pm to 6:30pm – Hor d’œuvers/ Networking Cost Members: Free
Table Tops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Reservations can be made by contacting online http://tinyurl.com/PhxCSINovember2013 OR Louise Rehse at 602-258-7499 or Louise@TheReferenceLibrary.com
The Reference Library . . 14-16 Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Publication deadline for the December 2013 issue of the Phoenix Chapter Newsletter is November 15, 2013.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE By: Brian McClure, CSI, CDT November and Fall is here in Phoenix! The weather is getting nice and we get to call home and gloat, reminding them of the phone calls we got for the last 6 months. Anywho, CONSTRUCT is here and gone and Phoenix and the Southwest Region should again be proud! I don't want to be too boastful, but there was a strong consensus that the Host Chapter event last year was much better! The venue in Nashville was pretty nice, but for the atmosphere and just fun, Phoenix was way better. For the confirmed awards, we had another great showing. Congratulations to Angie France, Mark Yarish and Neil Davison on a job well done! Starting off the awards, we had a few that were not mentioned, Like Maynard Blumer getting his 50-year pin, joining back in August 1963….I don't think I need to tell you what I was doing in 1963….Congrats Maynard Blumer, and wishing a speedy recovery. DPR / Smith Group were awarded the Construction Technology Award for the sustainable design and renovation of DPR's offices using innovative systems. Maricopa County's Facilities Department was awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award for their outstanding dedication to sustainable design, promoting energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. Something all of us can appreciate as Maricopa County residents. The Organizational Certificate of Appreciation went to our own The Reference Library. A small fact that may not be known, but Jill and Louise have the most influential support for the Phoenix Chapter's new members. Not sure we can quantify how many new members they have brought to us, but it has been a lot! Thank you, Jill and Louise. Your support for the Phoenix Chapter is recognized and truly appreciated! The last of the awards handed out at the Annual meeting was the Outstanding Chapter Commendation. Phoenix received it again. Number 10! Taking us to the Silver level! So that leads us to the big awards and bigger acknowledgements handed out at the Gala Friday night. With no surprise whatsoever, Ron Geren received his fellowship this year. Congratulations, Ron! Your commitment, knowledge and support of CSI and the Phoenix Chapter are awesome and inspiring! Well deserved. A side note to the fellowships this year, the Southwest Region and Arizona had two new fellows again this year. In addition to Ron, Dan Hargreaves received his Fellowship. Dan is a new member of the Tucson Chapter, moving from Dallas back to his native Tucson. And congratulations to Tucson on their new member! The Institute President's Award was handed out to two Phoenix Members, Ron Geren and Neil Davison! Their hard work and efforts are not just recognized by the Chapter, but at the Institute level!!! Very anxious to see what will happen at CONSTRUCT 2014 in Baltimore! I'd like to see how we outdo 2013!
AIA ARIZONA NOVEMBER CALENDAR November 2nd—AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala November 4th—AIA SAC Chapter Meeting/Lecture November 7th—Phoenix Metro Affiliates Meeting November 8th—Scottsdale Section November 14th—Phoenix Metro Board of Directors November 19th—AIA SAC—Board of Directors Meeting November 21st—VDC Committee—AIA Phoenix Metro November 27th—Advocacy Committee November 30th—AIA SAC 2013/2014 Planning Session
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A BACKGROUND ON CERAMIC TILE IN THE SOUTHWEST By Barbara Faulwetter, RA, CCS, LEED AP
The history of ceramic tile is apparently a rather vast subject, as I discovered in researching this article. And because my space is limited, I’ll focus on some of the more salient aspects of interest, especially as they pertain to the southwestern United States. The word “ceramic” is a descendant of the Greek word for pottery keramikos, said to be connected to the Latin cremare ("burn”), itself derived from the Proto-Indo-European root ker. Thus the definition for the word is in keeping with its origins: “Any of various hard, brittle, heat- and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral (such as clay), at a high temperature”. Although the English word “tile” is common to a broad variety of types including ceramic, stone, glass, and even roof tile, its French counterpart tuile and its Latin antecedent tegula are specific to roof tile only. The evidence suggests that humans have been making and using ceramic tile since at least 4000 B.C. Valued for its durability, modularity, and ease of baking or firing with readily available clay, ceramic tile has been found in the ruins of ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Rome. It was not until the Victorian Era that ceramic floor tile first became prevalent in the United States. However, the use of ceramic floor tile in Latin America predates its use in the North American colonies. Ceramic tile arrived in the southwestern United States by at least a couple of primary routes. One circuitous route began with the tile’s introduction to western Europe by the Romans via their occupied territories. Its manufacture was revived in the 1300’s by Cistercian monks who developed a method for making floor tile. The products of Moorish ceramicists from Spain became famous throughout Europe and in the 1600’s the Dutch were significant producers. In the mid-19th century the English gave birth to the modern tile industry via the manufacture of encaustic tile, wherein the color and pattern of the tile was inlaid in a different colored clay. Until the 1870s, with the exception of utilitarian floor tile, most ceramic tile was imported to the United States from England. The domestic and foreign tile exhibits of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 spurred the popularity of ceramic tile and the subsequent growth of domestic manufacture. Another more direct route from the Middle East began in the 16th century when Moorish ceramic tile continued its spread through Spain. This was more or less coincidental with Spain’s forays into Arizona: it is believed that in 1535 the Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to enter what is now Arizona, travelling across presentday Texas, perhaps into New Mexico and Arizona and through Mexico's northern provinces as well. In 1531 the city of Puebla in Mexico was founded by Spaniards. Because it was home to some particularly skilled craftsmen as well as to some very high quality clay, it soon became a center of earthenware production. In the latter half of the the sixteenth century Spanish monks imported craftsmen from Spain to teach the indigenous people how to create the tile with which the monks desired to decorate local churches and monasteries.
The conclusion of the Mexican revolt in 1821 put an end to Spanish colonization of what was to become Arizona, but the influence of Spanish ceramic tile remained. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 transferred the portion of Arizona north of the Gila River from Mexico to the United States. That portion south of the river came from Mexico to the U.S with the Gadsden Purchase of 1853-1854, which contained a passage through the mountains, facilitating the building of a railroad across the southern states. Thus, while ceramic tile first came to the American Southwest via the Spanish and then Mexicans, the expansion of the railroad made possible by the Gadsden Purchase brought ceramic tile from the eastern United States. So while the present-day global culture is eager to adopt the latest technology, it’s gratifying to know that some of the best present-day materials like ceramic tile do indeed have both ancient and global origins. Sources: Douglas Belleville; History of Arizona Condensed Ceramic Tile History, Designboom Magazine, 2000 Garry Cruikshank and Eduardo Gonzalez; Tile Today; May-July, 1998 Robert E. Daniel, Executive Director Emeritus of Tile Council of America, The History of Ceramic Tile in the United States, Sept., 2005 Moore, Suzi & Moore, Terrence; Under the Sun: Desert Style and Architecture; Little, Brown and Company, 1999 PBS and WETA, New Perspectives on the West, The West Film Project, 2001 World Heritage Center, UNESCO; Historic Centre of Puebla, 1987
WELLS FARGO READIES CHANDLER EXPANSION This article was shared by Arizona Builder’s Exchange Last night, representatives from Wells Fargo made the first public foray towards development of Phase II on its Chandler Campus. The bank plans an additional 410KSF of commercial space at 2700 S. Price Rd. SmithGroupJJR designed the project and submitted the rezoning application. Wells Fargo wants approval for a midrise development with two 4-story buildings topping out at 64 feet. In addition to the office buildings, a four-story parking garage and surface parking totaling over 2,500 spaces. Click on the link to read the full article: http://tinyurl.com/WellsFargo2013
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CSI PHOENIX CHAPTER MEMBER ROSTER By Tim Garver, CSI CDT, LEED AP Media Communications Chair
GET YOUR GROOVE ON! Move to the head of the CSI Phoenix Chapter Member Roster. Create your own CSI Phoenix Chapter member profile page. Use this link to view some member profiles (e.g. Angie France, Brian McClure, etc.).
You’ll be listed on the first page of the member roster in alphabetical order. Your profile will be highlighted and linked to your custom page. Profile page requirements are: 50-500 words, 2-4 graphics, 2-6 links, social media links. What’s the cost you ask?
It’s cheap! Check out the links below. Advertising Rates Advertising Agreement Member Profile Form If you need assistance or are ready to pay up and submit your profile, please contact: Your Computer Lady, Pamela Bir, (480) 929-0335 www.YourComputerLady.com Pamela@YourComputerLady.com Here’s looking at you!
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE SEEKS MONETARY SUPPORT The Phoenix CSI Technical Committee will be conducting an experiment to measure the extreme heat of the materials and of the air temperature under metal roof and wall panels in Arizona. The data generated from this study should provide valuable and usable information for the architectural community in appropriately specifying and designing these materials and assemblies. The manufacturers will also benefit from this real time assessment, because the data obtained can be used to improve materials and to update performance information. An industry standard and/or test method has not yet been established for measuring the extreme heat possibilities in these conditions. More than a year of research and preparation has enabled the Technical Committee to be able to move forward with the actual testing of material, and this is where they need your support. In order for the Technical Committee to move forward with the experiment, they will need to acquire and sustain a $1,000 annual budget. The funds will go directly to the support and upkeep of the overall project and data collection. Please see the full letter here for more details.
5 GOOD REASONS TO BUY THE BEST INTERIOR PAINT Originally published by Paint Quality Institute Submitted by Tim Garver, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Dunn Edwards
Maybe it's the power of suggestion, but just as the leaves begin to turn, many of us get the urge to change the colors inside our homes by doing some interior painting. Which, for most of us, raises the question: What type of paint should I use?
Read our five compelling reasons to spring for the best quality coating this fall.
1. Better color retention. If you’re painting to change the color of a room, then you surely want your new hue 2.
to last. Top quality 100% acrylic latex paint helps keep your colors true to their day-one appearance. Bargain paints? They tend to pale by comparison. Better stain resistance. Nothing can ruin a new paint job quicker than a nasty stain – whether it’s due to a careless spill, dirty fingerprints, or something totally unforeseen. If you spend a little more for a quality acrylic latex paint, think of it as buying some insurance against these color calamities. This type of paint is highly resistant to many of the most common stains, especially in higher sheen levels, such as semi-gloss or high gloss paint. Paint and primer in one. Top quality 100% acrylic latex paint offers an important performance advantage over all lower quality, non-acrylic coatings: Many are “self-priming” – in other words, they do double-duty as both primer and paint. Just think how much time and effort you’ll save by having to apply fewer coats! Good adhesion to various surfaces. Should your painting project involve several different materials, such as wallboard, wood, vinyl, or metal (think not just walls, but doors and trim, too), you’ll be able to paint them all with high-end 100% acrylic latex paint. Go with lower-grade paint and you might have to buy several different kinds of coatings, complicating your decision-making and possibly adding to the cost of the job. Best overall durability. Let’s face it, while interior painting can be a fun project, most of us are more than happy to put away the brushes and rollers, sit back, and enjoy the new colors for a while. That’s part of the beauty of top quality acrylic paint. It offers exceptional durability, so once you finish painting, your home interior will look great until you again get the urge to paint.
If you want to know more about paints, painting and color selection, you may want to visit the Paint Quality Institute blog at blog.paintquality.com, or the Institute’s website at www.paintquality.com. Both are chock full of good advice.
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TCNA HANDBOOK DETAILS, ITâ€™S A JUNGLE OUT THERE By: Dale Roberts CSI, CDT, CCPR, CTC, LEED Green Associate Architectural Consultant
I love to travel, I love to read about traveling. There are times when you feel safe and can go it alone (no tour guides) when traveling such as in areas you have been before or when you have time to prepare, study and read about where you are going. It is sometimes fun just to explore and get lost (some of my best memories are getting lost on vacation). Then there are times when you need a guidebook and can follow the guidebook to get to the places you want to see. Other times you want a personal guide, one who knows the area, interprets the conditions, and can lead you through the local jungle to take you safely past the dangerous areas that spell disaster for the unprepared. Think of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook as a useful guidebook through the jungle of tile and stone installations. These ceramic and stone tile installation suggestions are set by the industryâ€™s contactors, manufacturers, distributors and consultants, coming together and getting a consensus on means and methods; some better than others. With over 130 ceramic tile details and over 50 stone tile details, it is easy to get lost and specify the wrong installation method costing your client money, or worse, causing a failure which leaves you exposed with liabilities issues (or as a new reality TV series calls it naked and afraid in the jungle). In the following article I hope to guide you through this jungle, giving you a few standard methods that will work for most of your generic installations. It is always advisable to select a guide you trust to help you select the proper method from the over 180 methods along with the proper materials for your specific installation. The following is a quick reference guide for your specifications. If you want a level playing field when the bidding goes out, be specific with your selection of the installation system (mortar, grout and if needed waterproofing or crack isolation) and ceramic and stone tile installation method. This will have all the bidders bidding on the same installation with the same quality of materials. If a contractor has a better method or better products, they can send in an RFI to clarify the method. Most installations are done with a thin-set installation method (least expensive, less labor, smaller height transitions). Your most economical method is F-113 for floors; direct adhered to concrete substrate. You have to choose a mortar to adhere the ceramic or stone tile and select the type of grout. Most specify the standard A118.4 mortar (economical choice). You can also specify the new A118.15 improved cement mortar (greater adhesion strength excellent for porcelain and other hard to bond materials). (If you have questions about this new ANSI standard see my earlier article in the CSI Phoenix newsletter. Going with the economical theme, you can specify an A118.6 standard cement grout, or for a small increase in cost an A118.7 high performance grout with controlled cure technology to completely use all the water in the hydration of the cement grout giving you better color consistency and a harder denser grout joint. If you want a more crack resistant installation that protects the installation from minor in-plane movement, I highly recommend F125-Full Coverage. This adds a bonded crack isolation membrane to protect against existing and future in-plane cracking of the concrete. At a minimum I recommend at least an A118.15 improved cement mortar or installation specific mortar for your specific project. I highly recommend a single source for all
the installation materials. This eliminates finger pointing if something goes wrong. Also, the chemist who developed these formulas knows that these products are compatible. In reviewing specifications I typically see the requirement for single sourcing of all products, then a list companies that cannot be a single source for the complete installation. Also, for this sustainable installation I highly recommend a single component grout. This grout is more stain resistant than your standard cement grouts and even epoxy grout at less than epoxy prices. You need a flat floor for large format tile. Anything over 15” in one direction needs a maximum variation of 1/8” in 10’ floor flatness. I recommend F205 utilizing cementitious self-leveling underlayment over concrete. Or if you can recess the floor or can make accommodations for the height transitions of at least 1-1/4” up to 2”, then I would recommend F-111, an unbonded mortar bed. This leaves the substrate in the hands of the installer. The installer prepares the substrate as flat as needed or slope to drains or away from buildings. However, this is going to be your most expensive, time consuming installation. For wall installations, a lot of this is going to come down to the different types of substrate but generally I would recommend W244C cement backer board with or without the optional waterproofing membrane. For showers I would recommend B415.
A cement backerboard can be imbedded in the mortar bed. Fiber cement boards need to have a gap filled with flexible sealant to separate the board from the mortar bed. You can also use this detail with a prefabricated sloped shower pan. A prefabricated sloped shower pan can take away any concerns about the installer not properly sloping the mortar bed and prevent the problems associated with the mortar bed holding water (we have seen weep holes plugged, the moisture in the mortar bed wicking up to darken the grout joints or even discoloring the natural stone which makes it look dirty) as it slowly works its way to the weep holes in the drain. The prefabricated sloped shower pan really simplifies the most challenging and difficult part of the shower installation. With the waterproofing applied on top of the backerboard and shower slope this shower installation system becomes as simple and waterproof as can be. Showers are one of the most problematic tile installations in the industry. They need to be properly detailed and proper material selected and installed to provide a leak proof installation in an area that will typically see water every day. I am sure you have all heard or seen for yourself the damage that a leak can cause in a roof or wall. Imagine that in a smaller area that is bombarded with water every day. The TCNA Handbook can be a resource with lots of great information. It can also be a jungle of similar details, a myriad of options and no specific recommendations for installation products. Remember that when specifying standards, you will get the lowest common denominator of materials that the contractor can provide. If your project is not a typical off the shelf installation (it may be exterior, vertical, large format tile or porcelain tile), I highly recommend working with your manufacturer’s rep to make sure you select the appropriate products for your clients’ projects and to be specific in the installation products and methods you put in your specification. Contact Information: Custom Building Products
NEWS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE By: Bobbi Jo Huskey Membership Committee Chair In keeping with the times and traditions of CSI, we are in the process of re-branding our name badges for the Phoenix Chapter members. The cost of a name badge is $9. If you are interested in purchasing a name badge, you can pay online by credit card. In the description field, please note that you are buying a name badge. http://csiphoenix.org/documents-forms/ We have ordered new badges for the board members and all new members since July, 2013. If you are included in this group, I will bring your name badge to the next meeting. Please join us in creating a dynamic membership unity by wearing your name badge to all meetings. This will help introduce you to our members and show your chapter pride. For more information, please contact Bobbi Jo Huskey, Membership Committee Chair at (480) 421-8186.
CODE CORNER NFPA 285: Flame Propagation in Exterior Walls By: Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
Late morning on a winter day, a contracting crew was up on the roof of a building performing welding and cutting on a steel fabrication that was to become a catwalk for a window washing system. The hot work, unfortunately, ignited adjacent polyurethane-coated foam plastic trim and the fire spread laterally and vertically down the exterior face of the building. The outcome of the January 25, 2008, fire at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a $100 million price tag for damage and lost business. Fortunately there were no deaths, but 17 people were sent to hospitals for injuries. Click on link to read full article. http://tinyurl.com/CodeCornerNFPA285
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SHELDON WOLFE Above and Beyond… Published each year, CSI's "Honors & Awards Guide" describes the requirements for each Institute award and honor, and contains the information needed to make a nomination. Despite the availability of the Guide, which is posted on the Institute website, many nominations are deficient in one way or another. Given the amount of information in the guide's forty-five pages, it is not surprising that questions arise, but staff, the chair of the Awards Committee, and the chair of the Jury of Fellows will gladly answer those questions. Requirements for awards are relatively straightforward, each having specific qualifications that must be met. In contrast, honors acknowledge a body of work, often lifetime contributions of many types. In particular, there always seems to be a bit of mystery and confusion surrounding Fellowship. Of the awards, the highest are the Distinguished Service Award, and those awards named in honor of historically prominent members - Andrew J. Drozda, Ben John Small, Dale C. Moll, J. Norman Hunter, Robert P. Brosseau, and Hans William Meier. One of the things that emphasize the importance of these awards is that they can be given only once each year, and many years, one or more of them are not presented. CSI has three honors: Distinguished Membership, Honorary Membership, and Fellowship. Honors differ from awards in several ways. They:
have no specific requirements for achievements,
are not controlled by the Awards Committee,
are a membership status,
reflect extensive contributions in support of the Institute,
are for contributions above and beyond those of awards and other forms of recognition. Distinguished Membership and Honorary Membership are CSI's highest honors. Essentially the same award, for "distinguished services to the construction industry in fields of activity related to the purposes of the Institute", the former is for members, the latter for non-members. Nominations for Distinguished Membership and Honorary Membership are submitted to the Institute board of directors; to be selected, eighty-five percent of the board members present must vote in favor. The honor of Fellowship is second only to that of Distinguished or Honorary Membership. Although there is no limit to the number of Fellowships that may be conferred in a single year, few are elected, as it is an honor reserved for those who perform beyond the call of office, and who have made extraordinary contributions to CSI.
There always seems to be a bit of mystery and confusion surrounding Fellowship. Perhaps the most common questions about the process relate to endorsement letters. The Guide states, "a limit of ten letters is strongly encouraged." This often is incorrectly interpreted as an absolute limit. The Jury of Fellows certainly doesn't want to be inundated with fifty letters per nominee, but the nomination won't be rejected if they receive more than ten. In some cases, it's possible that a nominee did something spectacular that was known about by only half a dozen others. If those six people write good supporting letters, that's may be enough. The most important things to know about endorsement letters for honors nominees are that they must support the assertions made in the nomination, and they must clearly state what the nominee has done that is "above and beyond." To do that, it is necessary to read the nomination before writing an endorsement letter. Endorsement letters must have substance; simply saying someone was a great guy and attended all chapter meetings isn't enough. It's also important to remember that the person writing the letter must speak from personal knowledge, not secondhand information. A clearly written and well-documented nomination package, and letters of endorsement that support that nomination, are essential for being considered for Fellowship.
Other questions are related to the Jury's decisions. Not all nominees are selected for Fellowship, and those who were not selected may wonder why. It's tempting to ask, "What about John Doe? I did the same things, so why wasn't I chosen?" It's fair to say that juries vary from year to year, and some may have been more inclined to cast positive votes than others. Even so, the actions of the jurors are private - they don't even discuss nominees with other jurors - so we can't know why they voted the way they did. They are required to base their decisions on two things, and two things only: the nomination package and the endorsement letters. And so, it may be that while a given person may not be impressed by what a Fellow appears to have done, there are things that person may not know. It would be a lot easier to understand a jury's decision if there were a checklist for Fellowship. "Hmm, attended fifty meetings - check; chaired chapter certification and technical committees - check; served as chapter president - check; served as Institute director - check; oops - was not Institute vice president. Better luck next time!" It may help to remember what Fellowship recognizes: noteworthy, extraordinary accomplishments; outstanding service above and beyond what is expected; and an impact that made a significant difference. Fulfilling the requirements of an office, participation in organization activities, serving on committees, and promoting the organization are what is expected; even together, these activities may not be enough to attain Fellowship, though some have achieved Fellowship for contributions over the course of a career. While accumulating a large number of awards does not, in itself, assure Fellowship, it can be an important indication that the nominee has consistently demonstrated above-and-beyond performance. To avoid misunderstanding and disappointment, awards committees and boards of directors at all levels should know the requirements for awards and honors, evaluate potential nominees based on those requirements, and resolve questions before submitting nominations. © 2013, Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC Leave your comments at http://swconstructivethoughts.blogspot.com/ and http://swspecificthoughts.blogspot.com/.
HELPED WANTED—SPECIFICATION WRITER DWL Architects is seeking an in-house specification writer to be a key part of multiple project teams for the development of project manuals for private, public and government projects. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited university is required. Qualifications: Experience in the construction industry for 10+. A CCS certificate from CSI is preferred. A CDT, CCCA, or CCPR certificate from CSI is acceptable. Skill with word processing programs as the ability to produce complete documents without assistance is required. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributed by: Tammy Stevens | Architectural Specialist, Editorial (AZ,NM) CSI, AIA AF | Phone: 602-896-0867 Fax 602-862-9940 cell: 480-747-2769
NOVEMBER 06 TEC, Steve Besendorfer, 480-283-3729
NOVEMBER 13 Hoover Treated Wood Products, Joe Holland–706-755-4811
“Floor Covering Installation Issues” 1 AIA LU with HSW
“Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood & the International Building Code” 1 AIA LU with HSW
Fast track construction schedules and “greener” products are placing challenges on successful installation of many types of floor covering. This presentation identifies the challenges and addresses the means to prevent installation failures and dealing with moisture in concrete slabs.
This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood technical characteristics and building code related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code.
NOVEMBER 20 Dryvit Systems, Jim Nisted, 623-670-6522
NOVEMBER 27 NO PRESENTATION - - HAPPY THANKSGIVING
“The Value of Continuous Insulation” 1 AIA LU and 1 GBCI CE -Understand the exterior continuous insulation requirements associated with 2012 IBC, IECC, IGCC and ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 189.1. -Outline the positive attributes of locating rigid insulation to the exterior of traditional wall assemblies. -Define & understand Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS). -Examine how EIFS fits into today’s sustainable design practices and contribution to LEED credits.
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NOVEMBER 07 PPG Paints/Glidden, Merrilou Peek, 602-377-4002
NOVEMBER 21 Custom-Bilt Metals, Jerry Mendelsohn, 602-484-7015
“Functional Color and Design” 1 AIA LU
“Introduction to Standing Seam Metal Roofs” 1 AIA LU with HSW
Functional color and design is based on aspects of science that impact the design of healthcare facilities. Extensive research into history, philosophy, evidence-based design and even the 5 senses is at the core of the program. This seminar provides the information you need to create meaningful and impactful solutions.
-Introduction to standing seam metal roofs. -Brief history of metal roofing – metals & coatings used in standing seam roofs. -Metal roof panel types – snap lock vs. mechanically seamed -Structural panels vs. architectural panels -Wind speed, uplift, clip attachment and spacing -Oil canning, causes and solutions -Factory formed vs. field formed metal panels. o Define a perfect metal wall o Understand the aesthetic options of single skin metal panels o Identify the two basic metal panel types o Discuss manufacturing process o Review the components of a multi-component wall system o Understand the back ventilated rain screen system o Sustainability of metal wall panels and recycled content
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Scottsdale Presentation…………… November 14, PLANT TOUR Cactus Stone and Tile, Mike Lopez, 480-309-7200 15551 N. Greenway Hayden #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 11:45-1:00 Recycling Tiles by Florida Tile 1 AIA LU, IIDA We will have an opportunity for a guided tour of Cactus’ beautiful showroom filled with displays of glass murals from around the world. Come enjoy an educational presentation, eye catching tour and lunch.
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