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Project Will Test Regional Wood in High-Tech Timber Construction Products

March 28, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

The goal behind the UNH Cooperative Extension project funded by the Future Forest Economy Initiative is to increase demand for cross-laminated timber panels created using spruce-pine-fir lumber from the Northern Forest so that more mass-timber projects like…

American Concrete Institute Introduces New Guide for Shotcrete

March 16, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI: (March 16, 2023) The American Concrete Institute, through the work of ACI Committee 506, has released ACI PRC-506-22: Shotcrete—Guide.…

Circular economy of cement could be worth €110 billion by 2050, McKinsey & Company report shows

March 9, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

A circular economy of concrete and cement could produce €110 billion in net value and avoid or mitigate two billion tons of CO₂ emissions by 2050,…

Updated ASTM Standard Available for HDPE HDD Projects

February 27, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

PPI Stresses Importance of Document for the Industry IRVING, TX - The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) today came out with a statement supporting and stressing the importance of updated ASTM standard for using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in horizontal…

S&T researchers on cutting edge of 3D concrete printing developments

February 21, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

ROLLA, Mo. – A research team at Missouri University of Science and Technology is currently working to make the 3D printing of concrete faster, stronger and more resilient for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Through our research, we hope to develop new…

AISC Releases Design Guide about Revolutionary SpeedCore System

February 17, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction has added a new design guide to its library, and it’s all about speed! Design Guide 38, SpeedCore Systems for Steel Structures gives designers everything they need to take advantage of the nonproprietary…

America’s Cement Manufacturers Launch Microsite to Showcase Crucial Early Progress in Realizing Carbon Neutrality

February 14, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Season after season of once-in-a-lifetime severe weather events spotlights the importance of the cement and concrete industry producing materials that are not only resilient and durable, but also sustainable. Through their Roadmap to Carbon…

AISC Releases New Version of Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-22)

February 9, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - The latest version of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s flagship standard, the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-22), is now available at aisc.org/2022spec. This document supersedes ANSI/AISC 360-16, and it…

Prefabricated wooden elements increase sustainability and efficiency in construction

February 1, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Wood element construction has significant advantages over traditional on-site construction. It lowers carbon emissions during construction, element prefabrication indoors reduces possible moisture damage and the finished elements can be installed rapidly in…

Updated AISC Standard for Certification Programs Available for Public Review

January 10, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - A draft of the next edition of the AISC Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207) is now available for public review and comment. When completed, this document will supersede AISC 207-20. AISC expects to finalize and release it by early 2024.…