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SI-Modular: Sustainable Building System with Timber I-Beams

May 24, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Architect Hans-Ludwig Stell from Münster, Germany, has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This quick, easy, and self-explanatory timber construction, SI-Modular, is based on Metsä Wood´s I-beam Finnjoist®.…

Latest Migratory Inhibitor Technology- Powerful Corrosion Protection of Post-Tensioned Structures!

May 11, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MCI®-309 is a powerful Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor powder for corrosion protection of ferrous metals and aluminum in recessed areas, interior cavities…

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Scandal Update: Over 140,000 Signatures Delivered to Japanese Embassies Around the World Demanding No Rainforest Destruction or Human Rights Abuses

May 11, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

(TOKYO, BERN, BERLIN & MIRI) This week, activists from around the world are staging protests demanding an immediate halt to the use of tropical wood…

Oldcastle Precast Revamps Edgewood, Maryland Facility to Produce Underground Precast Products

EDGEWOOD, Md. –  Oldcastle Precast, one of the country's largest precast concrete product manufacturers, has re-equipped their production facility, located at 1401 Trimble Road, in Edgewood, Maryland. The new equipment results in a state-of-the-art National…

Architectural Awards Program Highlights Top Copper Projects From This Year and the Past Decade

NEW YORK – It is impossible to miss the stunning Staten Island Courthouse that stands resolutely overlooking the New York harbor. The building’s four copper-clad towers catch the morning light, acting as a beacon for those arriving by ferry. The facility’s…

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 (SSG) and weatherproofing sealants, has revolutionized the way commercial architects design glass facades.…

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 Roof Assemblies.” The document is available for free download at the SFA website at www.steelframing.org.…

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…