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New Study Shows Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions for North American Steel vs. Chinese Steel for Building Construction

November 29, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from production of Chinese steel are substantially greater than emissions from production of comparable steel in North America, according to a series of reports released today by the Steel Market Development…

Video: 301L vs 304 Stainless Steel

November 19, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

Joe Evans with SPX Cooling Technologies discusses the advantages of using 301L stainless steel.

Growing Awareness About Fire Safety and Stringent Regulations Drive the Global Passive Fire Protection Materials Market Growth, Reports Melvin Bright

November 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 16, 2018 - The global market for Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials is estimated to reach $30.2 billion by 2025. Growth…

Long-Lived Wood Products are Significant Carbon Capturers

November 12, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Can the way we use wood mitigate climate change and support the bioeconomy? The answer is yes, according to a new PhD thesis from the University of Eastern Finland, investigating how wood use can contribute to avoiding or reducing the negative effects of climate…

AISI Publishes New Cold-Formed Steel Research Report on Load Bearing Clip Angle Design

October 31, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel research report on load bearing clip angle design. The report presents the second phase of a research project aimed at developing design methods for three…

New Standard on Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements from ASCE

October 23, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest standard, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement, ASCE/T&DI/ICPI 68-18, provides design, construction, and maintenance guidance for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) to achieve stormwater management goals…

Cortec® Middle East Receives Dubai Central Laboratory Certification For MCI® Products In Accordance With ASTM C 1582/C1582M-11

October 22, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Dubai-based Cortec® Middle East LLC has received certification from the Dubai Central Laboratory Department (DCLD) to manufacture and supply MCI® admixtures known as Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors for concrete. Under the terms of the certification of product…

Precycling in Construction Industry Saves Money and Environment

October 18, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

A South Australian company is trailblazing a path to bring circular economy to home construction sites. Pre-Cycle recycles and repurposes the off cuts from new home construction sites, saving construction companies waste removal bills and keeping unused building…

Video: 3D Printed Cement‐Based Materials with Bioinspired Design

October 5, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique…

New Wood-Metal Hybrid for Lightweight Construction

September 6, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Wood foam and metal sponge – can they be combined? That was the question that experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI delved into in a project entitled "HoMe Foam" – with HoMe being a German acronym for wood-metal…