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American Concrete Institute Announces Key Staff Promotions

September 10, 2015 - in People, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 10, 2015) –The American Concrete Institute announces key staff promotions aimed at increasing alignment and flow from ACI’s technical documents to educational products.  Michael L. Tholen has been named the Institute’s…

NOEplast Used for Ornamental Textured Formliners for Mosque’s Octagonal Columns

The world's third-largest mosque is currently being built right in the heart of the Bay of Algiers seafront development. A special role in the architecture…

CINTEC Announces New Dissipative Anchor

August 5, 2015 - in Products, Structural components

Aug. 5, 2015—CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that…

American Galvanizers Association Releases Two New Galvanized Steel Studies Videos

July 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is pleased to announce two new additions to its Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) initiative. In June, the AGA visited two sites in North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas Airport Parking Decks and the Metrolina Greenhouses.…

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 standards for steel deck as members of the consensus canvass body. The 2017 editions will include revisions…

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 expert told an esteemed panel at the state capitol last week. Crippling damage to newer high-rise buildings…

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…