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SFA updates “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies”

March 27, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, DC —The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) has published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.” The document is available for free download at the SFA website at www.steelframing.org.…

USG Introduces UL Design H501—First and Only 2-Hour Fire-Rated Design for the Modular Industry

CHICAGO – USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building materials manufacturer, introduces UL Design H501: a 2-hour fire-rated floor/ceiling assembly…

Oldcastle Precast Earns Top Safety Awards from National Precast Concrete Association

March 24, 2017 - in Awards, Buildings, Events

LITTLETON, Colo. – Oldcastle Precast plants based in Newnan, Ga. and Concord, N.C. received Safety Hall of Fame Awards from the National Precast Concrete…

Building Upwards in Paris: A Solution Showcased by Several Projects

March 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Building upwards is a simple and effective solution for visually enhancing and extending a solid construction. Because it is lightweight and quick to construct, Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber – is an ideal material for designing and building wooden…

Kentec Protects New Specsavers Distribution Hub

March 20, 2017 - in Buildings

A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic three zone Extinguishant Control Panels with Apollo conventional Series 65 devices plus conventional…

Houses That Are One With the Environment

March 20, 2017 - in Awards, Buildings

Green Builder Media releases the 2016 Green Home of the Year Award winners. These green gems will further the goal of carbon neutral building, making housing a leader in saving the planet. This year’s Green Home of the Year award winners aren’t just projects…

A New Office Tower in Manila Tops Out

March 20, 2017 - in Buildings

A topping out ceremony was held late last month for The Finance Centre, a 42-story, class A office tower in Manila, Philippines. Thornton Tomasetti, along with local engineering firm SY^2, is providing structural engineering services to Daiichi Properties,…

Cortec Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Fighting Corrosion!

“There are three things inevitable in life: death, taxes and corrosion. So, we are in the right business!” Such is a common saying of Boris Miksic, Founder and CEO of Cortec Corporation, a company that has become the global leader in innovative VpCI ®…

Temporary Wooden Market Hall Becomes Eye-Catching Landmark

March 15, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

The distinctive new building in Stockholm’s Östermalm is a temporary market hall that was built as a temporary space while the old market hall is being renovated. What nobody expected was the tremendous popularity of this “wooden box”, which ended up…

‘New History’ the Plan for 2nd Biennial

March 6, 2017 - in Buildings, News

Organizers for this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial are asking 16 young architects to redesign Tribune Tower, like Helmut Jahn did in this drawing for a 1980 contest. ( Helmut Jahn rendering ) Blair Kamin Cityscapes With the newspaper business booming…