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CFSEI Publishes Series of Beginner Technical Notes

October 21, 2020 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has developed a series of beginner Technical Notes for students and young engineers that provide fundamental information relating to cold-formed steel design. The series, which was authored…

More Than 130 Building Projects Turn to LEED’s Safety First Credits in Response to COVID-19

October 18, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Green building strategies are helping companies develop and measure healthy, sustainable and resilient reopening efforts WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As…

Construction to commence on Australia’s largest commercial microgrid

October 18, 2020 - in Buildings, News

An IKEA store in Adelaide, South Australia will soon become a community microgrid supplying energy from its rooftop array. The IKEA Australia Clean Energy…

GSA & DOE Seek Technologies for Healthy & Resilient Buildings

October 12, 2020 - in Buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration’s Proving Ground (GPG) program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on resource-efficient…

Performance-Based Structural Fire Design Guidance Published by American Society of Civil Engineers

October 9, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Available to download for free   RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) has published Performance-Based Structural Fire Design: Exemplar Designs of Four Regionally Diverse Buildings…

AISI Publishes Two New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports

September 30, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Photo Credit: Don Allen   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new cold-formed steel research reports:  “RP20-4: Cold-Formed Steel Bracing Design Using Combinations of Discrete and Sheathing Bracing,”…

EW Howell Construction Group Completes Restoration of Iconic Palm Dome of The New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

September 30, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Redesigned Palms of the World Gallery Reopened to the Public on Tuesday, September 22   (Bronx, N.Y. ) – EW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading builders, has completed renovation work on the iconic palm dome of the Enid A. Haupt…

TIA and UL Launch World’s First Smart Building Assessment and Rating

September 29, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Northbrook, Ill. and Arlington, Va., September 29, 2020 – UL, a leading global safety science company, and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications…

Lucy Moses Preservation Award for iconic 280 Broadway renovation

September 24, 2020 - in Awards, Buildings, News

Photo by Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications   $17.5 Million Historic Façade Restoration of the 240,000-square foot National and New York City Landmark 280 Broadway Building, by DCAS, DDC, Urbahn Architects, and Jablonski Building Conservation, Wins…

ASCE Press Book Offers Clear Explanation of New Tsunami Design Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-16

September 23, 2020 - in Buildings, News

RESTON, Va. – Tsunami Loads and Effects: Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a clear, authoritative explanation of the tsunami load requirements contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures,…