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Autodesk Labs Launches Tally, a Life Cycle Assessment Plug-In for Revit

Designed by KieranTimberlake, the app allows architects to calculate the environmental impact of building components throughout the design process. More

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Construction Specifications Institute Acquires Software Developer BSD

Mergers continue to propagate in the industry, but this week’s union is not of two practices, but rather the acquisition of software developer Building Systems Design by the Construction Specifications Institute. More

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Is the Architectural Specifications Writer a Vanishing Role?

Architectural specification writers are a trade group on the wane. The professional role is being replaced, bit by bit, with digital tools—times are tough for spec writers. But don’t count them out just yet. More

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csi offers new green product database

GreenFormat, the free, Web-based database of green product information developed by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), has gone live at www.greenformat.com. More

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csi honors arthur gensler

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) recently presented the Michelangelo Award, its highest honor, to M. Arthur Gensler Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, founder and chairman of renowned international architecture firm Gensler.  More

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Tubular Daylighting Devices Added to CSI's MasterFormat

At the urging of industry advocates, the Construction Specifications Institute's (CSI) MasterFormat, a structured hierarchy of divisions and subsections that standardize information for construction project manuals, will now include a subsection on tubular daylighting devices (TDDs): subsection 08 62 23. More

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