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ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Announces New Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design

August 23, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News

RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) has published ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. SEI received a research grant from the Charles Pankow Foundation for $150,000…

Video: Rainier Square Core Side-By-Side Comparison

August 21, 2019 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

SpeedCore is a non-proprietary revolutionary method of composite structural-steel framing, aiming to replace the common reinforced concrete core construction. …

Western Specialty Contractors Experts Say Maintaining Educational Facility Facades Just as Important as Maintaining Their Interiors

August 14, 2019 - in Buildings, News

(St. Louis, MO) It’s back to school time and facility managers are busily preparing their buildings’ classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias and other…

Taylor Announces the Release of a Fluid Viscous Damper Design Manual

August 14, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Products

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY - Taylor Devices, Inc. would like to formally announce the release of their first ever comprehensive Fluid Viscous Dampers design manual. “In the civil engineering field, high capacity fluid dampers have transitioned from defense related…

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Breaks Ground on Second Academic Tower

August 7, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Projects

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HUST) recently broke ground on the second academic tower on its downtown campus in Pennsylvania’s capital city. The $125 million, 17-story building will feature health science classrooms and simulation laboratories,…

ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Now Available

New edition of popular American Concrete Institute resource now in full color FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The American Concrete Institute announces that ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is now available in print and digital formats.…

Annual Request for Research Proposals Now Open

August 2, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Farmington Hills, Mich. – The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and…

Bahamas Becomes the First International Country to Embrace the 3 in 1 Roof System

July 31, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Bahamas Industries and Construction Company Ltd (BICC) has been granted approval by The Ministry of Public Works of The Bahamian Government to utilize the world’s only INSULATING SOLAR TILES known as 3 IN 1 ROOF. Patented in over 40 countries, this supreme…

Submit Your Ideas for the Next Version of LEED

July 31, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News

The call for proposals is a new addition to the process of developing LEED. On July 9, USGBC announced a 2019 call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the future of LEED. USGBC is exploring how we can strengthen LEED v4.1 and plan what’s next…

Academic and Residential Complex at University of Illinois at Chicago Celebrates Opening

July 30, 2019 - in Buildings, News

Thornton Tomasetti, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and American Campus Communities Collaborate on Public Private Partnership   (Chicago, Illinois ) – Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, provided structural engineering services to architect…