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August 08, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

Summer Edition

July 11, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter

Summer Edition 

June 13, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

Single sourcing facade enclosures.

May 09, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

Do you have an Axe to grind? Baltimore CSI heads to Urban Axes in Baltimore, MD.

April 2019 Newsletter

Grubhub for buildings? Building modules delivered.

March 14, 2019

Woodn't you want to know how to tighten your wood tolerances?

February 14, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter...

No meeting on Valentine's Day

January 09, 2019

Jan. 2019 Newsletter

Ethics for the Maryland Professional Engineer

December 08, 2019

Dec. 2018 Newsletter

Annual Bowling event and Winter Seminar registration.

November 05, 2019

Nov. 2018 Newsletter

Nov. Program on CSI Certifications: What's in it for You?

May 01, 2018

May 2018

March 01, 2018

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February 01, 2018

February Newsletter

July 09, 2017

Summer Break!

Read about upcoming programs and a message from Liz Stone, our new president!

June 05, 2017

What Finds You During Building Repairs

As buildings age, they exhibit various kinds of material failures. Depending upon their original construction, buildings fail in different ways. 

May 01, 2017

Disrupting the Building Sciences

Assessing Building Connectivity Through Drone Technology

Robots and drones have moved from battlefields to construction sites and disaster zones.

March 01, 2017

Building Envelope Theory and Practice

As mechanical codes, energy codes, and sustainability programs continue to evolve and decrease energy usage by buildings, opaque exterior wall assemblies and fenestration system seek to increase insulation values, decrease air leakage, and manage moisture movement.

February 01, 2017

Parkway Theater Rebirth

The adaptive reuse of the historic Parkway Theater and adjacent buildings in the heart of the Station North neighborhood will house year-round film and digital movies, and a live-music center for the Maryland Film Festival. The transformation includes two adjoining buildings to house ground-level ticketing and concessions for the main 350-seat theater, two 90-seat screening rooms that double as classroom space for JHU and MICA, and a lounge.

January 01, 2017

Legal Update: What's New and of What Do Need to be Aware

As our industry evolves, the legal relationships between it's participants change. New technologies, services, and project delivery methods have emerged in the past few years which created need for adjusting the balance of risks and rewards among the construction community's members. Additionally, judicial decisions on disputes have added nuance to those of us not involved, but who face similar circumstances.

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June 18, 2015

Collaboration Part 7 - Change, Change, Change

We've had two collaboration meetings since my last blog posting on the collaboration effort I'm participating in. To recap, our firm is involved in a very large, biomedical research building project at a local public university. The delivery method is CM-at-risk with design-assist for major trades. Looking back through this blog, you can read about the entire process. It all started here. 

June 01, 1996

Revenge of the M-Word

The metrication bandwagon rolled on during the last year. In this Felt-Tip, we follow-up on some recent developments

discussed in last year's Felt-Tip on metrication. We also highlight how the steel industry is metricating.

April 01, 1996

ASCE 7 Revised New Emphasis

New Emphasis on the Effect of the Building Form on Envelope Design for Wind Resistance

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