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Novel Approach to Concrete Protection Slows Deterioration in Harsh Conditions

December 6, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Using crystallising admixture and wax-based curing agents significantly improves the performance of concrete in harsh conditions, a new study from Brunel University London suggests. Researchers discovered that concrete facing a harsh environment – for example…

New NEMA HDPE Conduit Guideline Published

November 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

IRVING, Texas  - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published its new Guideline for the Selection and Installation of Smooth-wall…

Wall-Smart Collaborates With URC to Offer New Construction and Retrofit Mounts to Authorized URC Dealers in the United States

November 14, 2017 - in Buildings, Corporate, News, Structural components

NEW YORK - Wall-Smart LTD. is pleased to announce a new partnership with URC, offering new construction and retrofit mounts available through URC sales…

Steel Industry Releases Guide to LEED v4 Certification

November 9, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification…

Researchers Develop Earthquake-Resistant Concrete

October 26, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

A new seismic-resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

CE Certification Opens EU Market to Six Cortec MCI Concrete Protection Products

October 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Cortec® Corporation is now certified to use CE marking on six Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ (MCI®) products for the protection and repair of concrete structures: MCI® CorrVerter®, MCI®-2018, MCI®-2019, MCI®-2021, MCI® Architectural Coating, and…

BuildSteel Releases e-Book to Help Building Professionals Meet Project Goals with Cold-formed Steel Trusses

October 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – BuildSteel, a partnership of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “Cold-Formed Steel Trusses: Design, Performance, and Advantages,” a complimentary e-book to help building owners, architects,…

Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The latest of TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Ready Results explores how NCHRP Report 819: Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components developed guidelines for using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place…

U.S. Iron Ore Shipments Remain Strong; Overall Seaway Shipping up 18%

August 16, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Iron ore, dry bulk cargo and general cargo shipments remain strong on the St. Lawrence Seaway, with overall tonnage up 18 percent over last year.   The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation reports that cargo shipments from March 20 through July…

Dow Introduces Newly Formulated Foam Sealant for Canadian Air Sealing

August 4, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow Building & Construction (DB&C), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today introduced a new formulation of GREAT STUFF PRO™ Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant in Canada. This newly enhanced, low-pressure-build…