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Metsä Wood: Fast construction of wooden residential buildings in Linnanfältti

August 31, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Wooden multi-storey apartment buildings in Linnanfältti, close to the centre of Turku, Finland are being built with Kerto® LVL-based elements. A residential building constructed from wooden elements can rise in less than half the time compared to a similar…

Florida Adopts ACI Concrete Repair Code

August 11, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The seventh edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC) was recently released for review and now references the American Concrete…

Katerra emerges as North America’s only end-to-end mass timber design, manufacturing and construction firm

August 10, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Company’s CLT manufacturing facility has capacity to produce 185,000 cubic meters annually, the largest in North America  MENLO PARK, CA – Katerra…

New ASCE Publication Provides Overview of Design Connections for Composite Special Moment Frames

August 4, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

RESTON, Va. – ASCE’s newest publication, Composite Special Moment Frames: Wide Flange Beam to Concrete-Filled Steel Column Connections provides a state-of-the-art overview for designing connections for composite special moment frames (C-SMFs). This book…

Fire-proof building wrap sparks growth for Australian firm

August 4, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

The launch of a fire-proof and waterproof building wrap designed for high-rise buildings and homes in bushfire zones is set to drive growth for its South Australian manufacturer. Ametalin launched its CeaseFire barrier in June, which it says is the only product…

SpeedCore Update: NYC Approval, Fire Protection Research

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

CHICAGO - There have been two exciting SpeedCore developments recently as research and regulations continue to demonstrate the full potential of the groundbreaking composite superstructure system, which consists of concrete sandwiched between steel plates.…

American Concrete Institute Offers New Shotcrete Inspection Certification Program

July 29, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector certification program to certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Comprehension…

Open Source Wood gathers structural calculation tools in one place

Wood is a renewable and strong construction material that stores carbon, yet it accounts only for a very small fraction of global construction. Open Source Wood is a collaboration platform for architects, engineers, students and professionals in wood construction…

Steel Deck Institute Publishes Updates to the Roof Deck Design Manual and Floor Deck Design Manual

July 15, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

GLENSHAW, PA — The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has published updates to the Roof Deck Design Manual, 2nd Edition and the Floor Deck Design Manual, 2nd Edition. These new editions have been updated to comply with the 2018 International Building Code and are…

PFS System from Simpson Strong-Tie Now Code Listed for Building Portal Frames for Wider Openings with Faster Installation

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received code listing from the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) for its Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system (PFS) designed to provide…