• March 8, 2017: CONSIDERATIONS FOR INSTALLING PHOTOVOLTAICS ON NEW AND EXISTING
    The layout and design of athletic facilities is unique to each site and depends on several factors: - Type of use - Level of use - Site constraints - Applicable codes - Governing regulation - Specific program/ site requests
  • CSI Boston Summer Social sponsored by ROCKFON
    The weather is becoming warm and sunny just in time for CSI's Summer Social! Please join the CSI Boston Chapter for our annual Summer Social on Wednesday, June 8th at 5pm at the Sika Sarnafil facility in Canton, MA! Note the date has changed from our original schedule. This year's Summer Social includesA New England Style Lobster and Clam Bakealong with steak, chicken and multiple sides, as catered by Franklin Catering of Framingham, MA and
  • Resiliency and Sea Level Rise in 2016 - Panel Discussion
    How is climate change impacting the world as we know it? What are we learning from climate models and past storms? What can we learn from European community leaders addressing climate adaptation to mitigate sea level rise and flood risk? How are design and construction standards being influenced by rising sea levels in New York? What is next for Boston?
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  • Pushing Wood Framing to Higher Heights
    Explore the design & technical challenges of building taller wood structures: 1 – Wood Advantages 2 – The Push for Taller Wood Structures 3 – Cost Competiveness 4 – Building Code Framework 5 – Structural Design and Detailing
  • CSI Boston Technical Paper No. 1: Specifying Air Barriers
    Materials designated as air barriers have been used in buildings in the United States for over a decade, a concept that has been gaining nation-wide acceptance in recent years. Massachusetts was the first state to require air barriers in its building code with the 2001 update of Chapter 13, the energy code. Provisions requiring air barriers in ASHRAE 90.1-2010 brought national attention to the need to control air leakage, leading to requirements for air barriers in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
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