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AISI Publishes New Report on Thermal Analysis of CFS Wall Assemblies

March 21, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the findings from research conducted to support the development of a calculation methodology for determining the U-factors and R-values for wall assemblies containing cold-formed…

CFSEI Publishes New Technical Note on the Attachment of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned and Hollow-Core Concrete

February 28, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has published a new Technical Note, “Attachment of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Framing…

High-strength Concrete Developed at MSU Could Save State Money, Time

February 23, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Technology

BOZEMAN - In a lab at Montana State University, researchers use massive hydraulic pistons to crush samples of concrete in order to determine the material’s…

High-Strength Concrete Could Save Money, Time

In a lab at Montana State University, researchers use massive hydraulic pistons to crush samples of concrete in order to determine the material’s strength. To test what’s called ultra-high performance concrete, they’ve had to ratchet up the force. Click…

Use of Cortec MCI-2005 Admixture Raises Seawall Service Life Prediction to 150+ Years!

A new reinforced concrete seawall off the Gulf Coast of Florida is predicted to last more than 150 years, thanks to a high density concrete mix enhanced with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ admixture MCI®-2005.   The owner of the structure had future…

Precast Wall Panel System Used for Airport FAA ALS Generator Building

BUFFALO, NY (January 2018) – Using precast concrete custom-made wall panels and hollow core plank, Oldcastle Precast Newnan, Ga., working in conjunction with CNS Communications, LLC, constructed the newly upgraded emergency generator runway light control…

First Portable Humanihut Base Camp Set for Deployment

December 19, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Humanihut will deliver its first ‘Base Camp’ to South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) in the first half of 2018. The autonomous camp can be transported on trucks in six 20-foot shipping containers and can be assembled by five people and a forklift…

For a Better Climate: Norway to Build World’s Tallest Timber Building

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper…

Novel Approach to Concrete Protection Slows Deterioration in Harsh Conditions

December 6, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Using crystallising admixture and wax-based curing agents significantly improves the performance of concrete in harsh conditions, a new study from Brunel University London suggests. Researchers discovered that concrete facing a harsh environment – for example…

New NEMA HDPE Conduit Guideline Published

November 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

IRVING, Texas  - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published its new Guideline for the Selection and Installation of Smooth-wall Coilable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit, NEMA TCB 4-2016.  Developed and written…