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LafargeHolcim Merger Officially Launched

July 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

July 15, 2015—LafargeHolcim today officially launches the new Group around the world and announces key elements of its ambitions for the future. Following the successful completion of the merger between Lafarge and Holcim and the listing of the new LafargeHolcim…

Steel Deck Institute Seeks Individuals to Review Upcoming 2017 Editions of Consensus Standards for Steel Deck

July 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

GLENSHAW, Pa., July 8, 2015—The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) is soliciting individuals interested in reviewing the upcoming 2017 editions of its consensus…

Earthquake Danger: What Californians Don’t Know

SACRAMENTO, California – Severe earthquake damage to buildings in urban Nepal represents a major wake-up call for California, a structural engineering…

International Consortium Receives a Grant to Explore the Use of Bamboo as an Urban Construction Material

PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2015—A University of Pittsburgh-led consortium is one of 14 new multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation Initiative , a program funded by the U.S. and UK governments to foster multilateral research collaboration…

Robert J. Risser, PE Named New President of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

CHICAGO, June 4, 2015—The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has named Robert J. Risser its new president. Risser has more than 20 years of executive association management experience and, prior to joining PCI, was the president and CEO of the…

Tekla Strengthens Software Portfolio with New Version of Tedds for Structural Engineers

June 3, 2015 - in Products, Structural components

HELSINKI, June 3, 2015—Tekla, a Trimble company, introduced today Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil and structural calculations for engineers. Added after Trimble’s acquisition of CSC in 2011, Tedds is an integral…

AVEVA Acquires FabTrol Systems, Inc.

Cambridge, UK, June 1, 2015—AVEVA today announced that it has agreed to acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. ("FabTrol") from the Dowco Group of Companies (“Dowco”).  The acquisition is expected to complete Friday 26 June 2015. FabTrol is a software business,…

2015 NASCC Presentations Available for Free Online Viewing

May 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Chicago, May 20, 2015—If you missed the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville (which attracted the conference's highest attendance ever!), AISC offers the next-best experience. The more than 100 recorded sessions from this year’s conference, which…

American Concrete Institute Releases 2015 Edition of Manual of Concrete Practice

May 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 18, 2015—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released its 2015 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice. Containing more than 240 documents, the Manual of Concrete Practice is the…

Gate Precast to Tout ‘Design Assist’ at AIA Show

May 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Atlanta, Ga., May 13, 2015—At this week’s AIA Convention in Atlanta, host chapter platinum sponsor Gate Precast plans to promote the advantages of “Design-Assist Collaboration” during an informational session led by Jim Lewis, Gate’s director of…