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Urgent Investigation Required as Use of Plywood Likely Linked to Tropical Forest Destruction and Human Rights Abuses Found at Construction Site of New Tokyo Olympic Stadium

April 24, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Citing a significant breach of the commitment to a sustainable 2020 Olympics, Japanese and international environmental groups today called for an urgent independent investigation of the use of tropical formwork plywood that appears to originate from the notorious…

AIA 2017: Dow Corning Celebrates 50+ Years of Proven Performance for Silicone Solutions, Provides Design Freedom for Modern Glass Facades

March 27, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MIDLAND, Mich.  – Dow Corning, the global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, and a pioneer of Silicone Structural Glazing…

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…

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 for permanent modular construction. The UL Design H501 uses USG Structural Panels instead of poured 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…

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 ®…

AISI Standards Council Small Project Fellowship Program Announces Winning Research Proposals

March 3, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has selected five winning research proposals for its 2017 Small Project Fellowship Program, it was announced today. AISI’s Small Project Fellowship Program was launched in…

Wood Construction Battles Climate Change through Carbon Storage

February 17, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, thus it plays a vital role in mitigating climate change. Building with wood is a part of the solution, as wood is the only construction material that stores carbon. Wood products,…

MCI Technology Preserving War – Destructed Monument and Symbol of Croatian Independence!

January 12, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

After being used for construction and rehabilitation of the most famous structures in the world such as the Pentagon, Empire State Building and Burj Khalifa, MCI® technology will be used to preserve Vukovar’s water tower hit more than 600 times during the…

Modine Offers Latest in Classroom HVAC Noise Reduction

December 15, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

Racine, Wis. – Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has introduced the STUDY Package, an upgrade to their ClassMate vertical unit which achieves the highest standard for noise reduction in its class. With…