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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:…

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…

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,…

UN Program Winner Making Bricks From Recycled Plastics in Kenya

February 18, 2021 - in Awards, Buildings, Structural components, Video

The Young Champions of the Earth prize is the United Nations Environment Programme's leading initiative to engage youth in tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Seven winners were announced in December 2020. The winners are given funding…

A Unique FRP Repair System Receives ICC-ES Certification: QuakeWrap Inc.

February 18, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

ICC-ES reports QuakeWrap FRP structural repair materials like the carbon and glass fiber pictured here meet or exceed 2021 IBC and other regional building codes. Photo courtesy of QuakeWrap Inc.   QuakeWrap fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) repair products…

High Strength Thermoplastic Drainage Pipe Added To Master Municipal Construction Documents

February 18, 2021 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Allows State-of-the-Art Alternative for British Columbia Infrastructure Projects   HILLIARD, Ohio – Thermoplastic polypropylene (PP) pipe has been added to the Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD) list of approved products for use in highway,…