• SUMMER SOCIAL
    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 Tuesday, June 20th at 5pm at the fun and innovative Coppersmith restaurant in South Boston. Enjoy stationary and passed hors d'oeuvres on the outdoor patio, and have a drink or two on us!
  • CHANGING TIMES AND CHANGING ACOUSTICREQUIREMENTS: LET’S STOP AND TAKE ALOOK AT HOW WE DO THINGS.
    Changing Times and Changing Acoustic Requirements:Let's Stop And Take A Look at How We Do Things The presentation will review current acoustic design practices related to ceilings and interior walls relative to what's required by the evolving building standards and guidelines. We will discuss things that no longer work, and present practices that meet the new standards, providing more satisfactory acoustic experiences.
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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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