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NSBA/Modjeski and Masters Release Guide to Uncoated Weathering Steel: the Ultimate Economical, Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Fast Bridge Material

December 2, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - Since the 1960s, Departments of Transportation around the country have taken advantage of a remarkably sustainable, efficient, economical building material: uncoated weathering steel, or UWS. The new Uncoated Weathering Steel Reference Guide, developed…

American Concrete Institute Publishes Code Requirements for Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars

December 2, 2022 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich- The American Concrete Institute, through the work of ACI Committee 440, has released ACI CODE-440.11-22: Building Code Requirements…

Purdue research buzzing about construction lessons taken from bees, honeycombs

November 30, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

Nikhilesh Chawla, the Ransburg Professor of Materials Engineering at Purdue University, and Rahul Franklin, a graduate research assistant in materials…

AISC Releases Buy Clean Guidance to Help Legislators Maximize Structural Steel’s Unmatched Sustainability

November 10, 2022 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - Hot-rolled structural steel is the greenest structural material on the market, thanks to its unsurpassed recycled content and ability to be recycled into new steel, over and over again, with no loss of properties. It's an obvious choice for the Buy…

Transbay Study Group Makes Recommendations

October 14, 2022 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction’s ad hoc task group on Transbay has wrapped up its work and made its recommendations to the AISC Committee on Specifications. The group was formed after cracks were discovered in steel members in the…

DuPont™ Tedlar® and Seaman Corporation Announce New Shelter-Rite® High Light Transmission Architectural Fabric

October 13, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

WILMINGTON, Del. – DuPont and Seaman Corporation today  announced the launch of a new Shelter-Rite® High Light Transmission architectural fabric using transparent Tedlar® PVF film. This new architectural fabric is ideal for structures that require…

AISI Publishes Supplement No. 3 to AISI S100-16 (R2020)

September 21, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published Supplement No. 3 to AISI S100-16 (Reaffirmed 2020), North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2022 Edition. The North American…

HDPE Pipe Electrofusion Guide Updated

September 19, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

Information about electrofusing polyethylene pipe procedures can be found in the updated MAB Generic Electrofusion Procedure for Field Joining of 12 Inch and Smaller Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (MAB-01-2022), one of two electrofusion documents available for free…

Updated ASCE Publication Provides Guidance on Anchorage Design for Industrial Facilities

September 9, 2022 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Reston, Va. – Anchorage design involves connecting a structural or non-structural component to a concrete or steel structure. Understanding the state-of-the-practice for the design of cast-in-place anchors, welded anchors, and post-installed anchors is critical…

Slab Production The Easy Way in Norway

September 6, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

Leading precast concrete producer Contiga’s new hollow core plant on the isle of Askøy is taking process automation to a new level. Just 10 operators. That’s all it takes to complete three 132m long hollow-core concrete slabs every day at Norwegian precast…