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Simpson Strong-Tie Puts New SCS Seismic Bypass Framing Connector to the Test

December 6, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Products

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the SCS seismic bypass framing connector, the first hybrid seismic clip engineered for either slide-clip or fixed-clip applications…

New Study Shows Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions for North American Steel vs. Chinese Steel for Building Construction

November 29, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from production of Chinese steel are substantially greater than emissions from production of comparable…

Pickard Chilton-designed 2+U Tops Out in Downtown Seattle

November 28, 2018 - in Buildings, News

Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced…

Video: 301L vs 304 Stainless Steel

November 19, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

Joe Evans with SPX Cooling Technologies discusses the advantages of using 301L stainless steel.

Stantec Tower Officially Reaches Momentous Heights as the Tallest Tower Outside of Toronto

November 19, 2018 - in Buildings

ICE District Properties Joint Venture is pleased to announce one of its most monumental milestones to date as it officially topped-off Stantec Tower today, just over two years since its official ground breaking. Today’s event gives the 69-storey (66 usable)…

Growing Awareness About Fire Safety and Stringent Regulations Drive the Global Passive Fire Protection Materials Market Growth, Reports Melvin Bright

November 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 16, 2018 - The global market for Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials is estimated to reach $30.2 billion by 2025. Growth in the market will be driven by the growing number of fire accidents, stringent fire safety regulations,…

ACEC New York Presents Two Platinum Awards to DeSimone Consulting Engineers

November 16, 2018 - in Awards, Buildings, Featured

ACEC New York recently presented DeSimone Consulting Engineers, a leading engineering firm with offices worldwide, with two Platinum Awards for the structural design of 111 Murray and 512 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. As part of the 2019 Engineering Excellence…

New Research Shows Design-Build Continues to Deliver Projects Most Efficiently

November 15, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Products

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows that America's design-build projects continue to deliver faster, and with greater reliability in cost and schedule performance, than other delivery methods. It's been 20 years since the seminal…

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

November 15, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured, News

The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society have released the 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is part of the Code Council’s family of comprehensive,…

Long-Lived Wood Products are Significant Carbon Capturers

November 12, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Can the way we use wood mitigate climate change and support the bioeconomy? The answer is yes, according to a new PhD thesis from the University of Eastern Finland, investigating how wood use can contribute to avoiding or reducing the negative effects of climate…