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PIMA releases roof insulation research on cold climates

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) developed a research report in response to recent articles questioning the thermal performance of polyiso roof insulation in colder climates. According to “Thermal Resistance and Mean Temperature: A Report for Building Owners and Design Professionals,” polyiso roof insulation R-value shows no significant variation among North American climate zones.

Construction disputes decline in value, increase in length

A global design, engineering, and consultancy firm has released a report stating disputes relating to major construction projects in North America decreased in value while the length of time to resolve conflict increased significantly last year.

Ottawa university library wins design transformation award

The MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa received a 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award for its redesign by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSAI). DSAI partnered with Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects to renew the 1960s-era building.

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