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Code Update: EC-017: The Evaluation Criteria for Field-Applied Fire-Protective Coatings

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Column

During seven months from 2006 to 2007, three firefighters—in three separate fire-related incidents—died from injuries sustained after falling through the floor on which they were walking. Each tragedy had one thing in common: the floors were constructed…

Code Update: EC-017: The Evaluation Criteria for Field-Applied Fire-Protective Coatings

November 20, 2019 - in Articles, Column

During seven months from 2006 to 2007, three firefighters—in three separate fire-related incidents—died from injuries sustained after falling through…

Code Update: Exploring New Concrete Connection Developments

February 23, 2018 - in Articles, Column

Author’s Note: This is a highly condensed summary of a full paper, with many details and references, that can be read in its entirety on the Informed…

Full Paper: Exploring New Concrete Connection Developments

January 22, 2018 - in Articles

Product approvals in the United States typically are decided by local authorities as no national authority exists. This paper discusses the history of authorizing concrete connections in buildings along various means for approving proprietary and unique connection…