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Stora Enso with “license to operate” for CLT in the North American market

November 24, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Wooden buildings are on the rise in the US and Stora Enso is entering the market with its cross laminated timber (CLT) product complying with the International Building Code® (IBS) that is necessary for the US American market as of 2021. As one of the leading…

Latest Resource From the Steel Tube Institute Makes It Easy to Check Tolerances of Hollow Structural Sections

November 19, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 19, 2020: The Hollow Structural Sections Committee of the Steel Tube Institute (STI) is introducing an updated technical guide, “Methods…

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces WSVF Subfloor Screw with Coating Approved for Use with Fire-Retardant-Treated Lumber

November 19, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Products, Structural components

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today introduced the Strong-Drive®…

ACI Releases New Concrete Detailing Manual Including Downloadable CAD Files

November 6, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, (November 6, 2020) – The American Concrete Institute has released a new and updated ACI Detailing Manual. Previously updated in 2004, the 2020 edition of the ACI Detailing Manual includes many new updates and revisions, plus…

CFSEI Publishes Series of Beginner Technical Notes

October 21, 2020 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has developed a series of beginner Technical Notes for students and young engineers that provide fundamental information relating to cold-formed steel design. The series, which was authored…

AISI Publishes Two New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports

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

Photo Credit: Don Allen   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new cold-formed steel research reports:  “RP20-4: Cold-Formed Steel Bracing Design Using Combinations of Discrete and Sheathing Bracing,”…

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 Institute’s, ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for the Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing…

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 has solidified its position as North America’s only end-to-end supplier of mass timber, demonstrated…

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…