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Western Specialty Contractors Restores Facade of Historic Downtown St. Louis Monogram Building

July 18, 2018 - in Buildings

St. Louis, MO – Western Specialty Contractors - St. Louis Masonry Restoration Branch recently completed a $1.2 million facade restoration of the historic Monogram Building at 1706 Washington Ave. in Downtown St. Louis. Developer Michael Knight, a partner…

AISI Publishes Report on LRFD and LSD Resistance Factors for CFS Compression Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report on the recalibration of the Load and Resistance…

Video: Restoration and Seismic Strengthening of Gaddi Baithak in Kathmandu Durbar Square

July 4, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured, Video

Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli inaugurated the newly reconstructed and seismically strengthened Gaddi Baithak in Nepal on June 27. The former…

Resolution at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Conference Will Result in Steady Building Efficiency Gains for Future Energy Code Updates

June 21, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long recognized the many benefits of improving the efficiency of residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings through the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)–also called “America’s Model Energy…

California Assembly Passes Historic Earthquake Resilience Bill, Sending it to Senate

June 20, 2018 - in Buildings, News

For the first time in more than 30 years, a bill to aid communities in identifying buildings at risk of failure or collapse in an earthquake has been passed by the Assembly and is headed to the California Senate for a final vote, the U.S. Resiliency Council…

Cementless Fly Ash Binder Makes Concrete ‘Green’

June 18, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

HOUSTON – (June 18, 2018) – Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. The material is cementless and environmentally friendly,…

USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck Earns Approval from Factory Mutual (FM)

June 15, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO — USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, has received Factory Mutual (FM) Approval for its USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck.   Factory Mutual (FM) Global is widely accepted…

AISI Publishes CFS Design Manual, 2017 Edition

June 14, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2017 Edition, which is to be used in conjunction with AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural…

Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Largest Building

June 12, 2018 - in Buildings

ATGLEN, PA - Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to introduce Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Largest Building by Blake Burton. History, industry, and architecture come alive in this book documenting the six-year transformation…

Western Specialty Contractors Nearing Completion of Facade Restoration for Future Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

June 7, 2018 - in Buildings

Crews from Western Specialty Contractors' Los Angeles and Seattle branches are hard at work performing stone restoration and installing new limestone and granite on the iconic Saban Building, the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in L.A.…