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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…

The 2020 Forge Prize Presentations

Relive the excitement of the 2020 Forge Prize virtual presentations. Follow along as our finalists present three outstanding projects for a chance to…

America’s Structural Steel Industry Remains a Success Story

June 18, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - Domestic steel mills produced more than 6 million tons of structural steel last year, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. That…

Purdue Researchers Seek to Create Smart Concrete

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

Researchers at Purdue University are working to create “intelligent concrete” that would help cut down on road repairs and traffic delays; an effort based on information gleaned from a pilot project conducted jointly with the Indiana Department of Transportation.…

AISI Publishes Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Report to Support Development of New Energy Standard

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel framing research report, “AISI RP20-2: Development of a U-Factor Calculation Procedure for Cold-Formed Steel C-Shaped Clear Wall Assemblies.” The report…

DLR Group Awarded Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, the research will test the viability of mass timber systems for hotel design & construction.   May 19, 2020 – DLR Group was awarded the U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant to fund…

Atlas Molded Products supports a synchronized structural infill 73-stories above Detroit

WESTMINSTER, Colo.- When Detroit’s Renaissance Center opened in 1977, the centerpiece was the world’s tallest hotel at the time. The 73-story tower was capped by a three-story restaurant space that featured a revolving floor offering 360-degree views.…

Nickel Institute updates technical guides for designers, materials specifiers, architects and engineers

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

Toronto, ON, Canada – Thirty significant technical publications originally produced by INCO and American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) have been refreshed and re-published by the Nickel Institute. Popular titles, such as AISI’s Design Guidelines for…

Video: Celebrating Steel’s Sustainability on Earth Day

April 22, 2020 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance celebrate structural steel’s commitment to sustainability. Join us as we celebrate steel as the most environmentally friendly construction…

Metsä Wood: Building D(emountable) – fast construction with hybrid structures

March 25, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

The architectural office cepezed from the Netherlands wanted to build a four-storey office building that could be moved to another location, if needed. The end-result, Building D(emountable), is a hybrid structure that combines a steel structure with wooden…