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Dear Phoenix board, chairs, and membership,

Our June Membership Appreciation meeting was very enjoyable. The food was delicious and filling. The evening started off with networking and cocktails…it’s always good to see people relaxed and in good spirits. We did have a delicious dinner but I have slept good a few nights since and couldn’t... Read more

Submitted by CSI Phoenix, Technical CommitteeJohn R. Campbell, CSI, CCCA, RA, LEED AP; Jeff Cox, AIA, CSI, LEED AP; Jim Nisted, CSI, LEED GA, AWCI CEP; Mike Barker, CSI

Death Rays! Sounds like science fiction, but is it? What is the science behind recent headlines? A building in Las Vegas burning guests and melting... Read more

Submitted by Dennis Keane, Stego Industries, LLC for publication by CSI 6/12/2017Posted with permission from the American Concrete Institute ( in September, 2016.

We have always been told that concrete slabs placed directly on a vapor retarder curl... Read more

Submitted by Jim Nisted, Dryvit Systems, Inc. for publication by CSI 4/27/2017Originally published on Technical Services Information Bureau in September, 2009.

Architects, Engineers and Contractors often need to know how much an installed ceiling system will approximately weigh. The following are... Read more

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