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The Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute (CBI) Study on the Reduction of Radon Gas in Concrete Using Admixtures & Additives

May 4, 2021 - in News, Structural components

Hycrete Reduces Radon Exhalation by 35% when used in Concrete   FAIRFIELD, NJ  - Hycrete, Inc., a leader in moisture and corrosion protection technologies in concrete, is proud to announce the release of a Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute…

Tires turned into graphene that makes stronger concrete

March 30, 2021 - in News, Structural components

Rice University scientists have optimized a process to turn rubber from discarded tires into turbostratic flash graphene. The graphene is highly soluble,…

Aramco and American Concrete Institute Announce New Center of Excellence for Nonmetallics in Building and Construction

March 30, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Aramco Americas becomes founding member of US-based innovation hub New center aims to achieve more sustainable building solutions through advances in…

New, Factory-Built, High-Strength Wood Shearwall from Simpson Strong-Tie Can Outperform Similar Prefabricated Steel Walls

March 4, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the release of its new Strong-Wall® high-strength wood shearwall (WSWH), a versatile, high-performance solution for lateral-force…

Video: Introducing ACI 318 PLUS

Launching March 1, 2021, the American Concrete Institute's ACI 318 PLUS is an all-new, fully digital interactive subscription to the popular ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

American Structural Steel Industry Meets Bill Gates’s Goals — 30 Years Early

March 2, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - Bill Gates has been traveling the country promoting his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: the Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, and one of his key points is that the cement and steel industries contribute more than 10% of…

American Concrete Institute Launches New ACI 318 PLUS

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS – an entirely new annual subscription that provides users with convenient digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete…

View Smart Windows Selected for 3.0 University Place, a best-in-class Life Science Project in Philadelphia

February 26, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Philadelphia, PA and Milpitas, CA: View, the market leader in smart glass, announced that its smart windows will be installed at 3.0 University Place, the 250,000-square-foot commercial lab and office building under development by University Place Associates…

AISI Publishes Five Cold-Formed Steel Test Standards

February 24, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published five cold-formed steel test standards. Three of the test standards have been updated, and two are new: AISI S903-20, Test Standard for Determining the Uniform and Local Ductility…

American Concrete Institute Releases 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practice

February 23, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction,…