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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 Factor Design (LRFD) and the Limit States Design (LSD) resistance factors for cold-formed steel compression…

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…

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)…

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…

A New Brick Could Eliminate Insulation

June 1, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Most homeowners looking to lower heating or cooling costs know the drill. First thing to do is ensure the house is properly insulated, typically by rolling down a layer of the pink fiberglass stuff or having a fluffy version blown into their home’s walls.…

Cement Technology Roadmap Shows How the Path to Achieve CO2 Reductions up to 24% by 2050

June 1, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Paris and Geneva: A combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reduce direct carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry by 24% below current levels by 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency…

How the World’s Tallest Timber Building Withstands Fire

Mjøstårnet will be the world's tallest timber building. But what if a fire breaks out? “The fire safety measures that have been implemented in Mjøstårnet make the timber building far safer than a corresponding building with a traditional steel and concrete…

Maryland DOT State Highway Administration Approves Keystone® KeySystem™ II Retaining Wall System

May 17, 2018 - in News, Structural components

MINNEAPOLIS (May 17, 2018) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) recently issued approval of the Keystone® KeySystem II™ retaining wall system, using Keystone Compac® II or III and TenCate Miragrid® reinforcement for use on state highway…

Sturdy and Stylish

May 11, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Anodized aluminum provides excellent durability and ease of installation for architectural exteriors, all while making fashionable, modern designs a reality   Unlike any other metal available for the construction market, coil-anodized aluminum is uniquely…

Video: Developing Better Concrete

MDOT is working with U-M to create safer and stronger roads and infrastructure.