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Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The latest of TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Ready Results explores how NCHRP Report 819: Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components developed guidelines for using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place…

U.S. Iron Ore Shipments Remain Strong; Overall Seaway Shipping up 18%

August 16, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Iron ore, dry bulk cargo and general cargo shipments remain strong on the St. Lawrence Seaway, with overall tonnage up 18 percent over last year.  …

Dow Introduces Newly Formulated Foam Sealant for Canadian Air Sealing

August 4, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow Building & Construction (DB&C), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today introduced a new formulation…

AGA Announces New Touch-Up and Repair Online Video Series

August 1, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

CENTENNIAL, CO - The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has developed and released the Touch-Up and Repair of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel online video series. These six short videos detail the specifications and methods used to touch-up and repair hot-dip…

AISC Introduces New Steel Construction Manual

Have you heard? AISC's 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual is available! This new edition of the Manual includes the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, with improvements and revisions in the provisions for slender-element compression members,…

MMFX Expands Its Global Footprint to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

IRVINE, Calif.  — MMFX Steel Corporation announces that it has partnered with a business development representative in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: José Santiago Aponte will work with MMFX to sell and develop projects in the region. José brings…

Lowering the Carbon in Concrete

June 22, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

 Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of…

Metsä Wood Launches ‘Open Source Wood’

June 20, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about…

JEC Group Publication: A New Book On the Growing Use of compositeS in Construction

June 15, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

JEC Group is launching the first ever book on the growing use of composites in architecture: “The Future of Building: The Growing Use of Composites in Construction and Architecture”. Its 194 pages of information and 80 concrete examples demonstrate the…

Thornton Tomasetti Receives 3 Awards at the 2017 SEAOI Awards Banquet

Thornton Tomasetti's Chicago office picked up 3 awards at last night's Annual Awards Banquet, produced by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and held at 610 S. Michigan Avenue. Wrightwood Art Gallery received the Outstanding Project Award in…