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CONSTRUCT 2016
Mon, Sep 26 2016

Knoxville CSI Chapter members at CONSTRUCT 2016 in Austin TX.

Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures - Darson Buckner & Suzan Jordan
Thu, Aug 18 2016

We had 13 attendees at the air barrier lunch and learn that was led by Darson Buckner & Suzan Jordan with DuPont Tyvek. There was great food, fellowship and we all learned more about air barrier technology and construction science. A special thanks to Leslie Fawaz and the East Tennessee Community Design Center for the use of their conference room and Josh Schaffer for his technical expertise. Please extend your thanks to Jeremy Shipp of Johnson & Galyon for scheduling and organizing all of our programs the next time you see him.

Tile Installation-25 Years of Changes and Trends
Tue, May 10 2016

Chip O'Rear of Commercial Architectural Services - Custom Building Products gave a lively and informative presentation at lunch today that can help every designer and specifier avoid costly failures in tile installations inside, outside, vertically and horizontally. Chip, who is a member of 21 CSI chapters marked 25 years with the organization this year. He brought each attendee a copy of the Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation published by the Tile Council of North America. Excellent presentation! Thank you Chip!

Student Affiliate Tour - JIAM
Thu, Apr 07 2016

Several members of the CSI Knoxville student chapter went on a great site visit to the University of Tennessee Knoxville-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UTK-ORNL) Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) building on the located on the former Cherokee Farms site on Alcoa Highway. They toured several of the advanced material research labs, conference rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and observed the MEP systems in the open ceiling spaces of the labs. The building houses labs with electron microscopes, molecular beam equipment, ion beam materials research and micro-processing research equipment. Some of the features of the building include pre-patina copper skin panels, fire rated glass panels in the atrium floor, and conference rooms with automated video cameras and microphones to follow speakers and participants in the conference. JIAM operates with a multidisciplinary team of scientists from UT and ORNL, and conducts research at the forefront of modern materials science. More information about the facility is at http://jiam.utk.edu/about.php . Special thanks to Michelle L. Crowder, AIA, Assistant Director Administration, Office of Capital Projects and UT Facilities Planning for arranging and conducting the tour.

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