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Earthquake Danger: What Californians Don’t Know

SACRAMENTO, California – Severe earthquake damage to buildings in urban Nepal represents a major wake-up call for California, a structural engineering expert told an esteemed panel at the state capitol last week. Crippling damage to newer high-rise buildings…

International Consortium Receives a Grant to Explore the Use of Bamboo as an Urban Construction Material

PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2015—A University of Pittsburgh-led consortium is one of 14 new multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation…

Robert J. Risser, PE Named New President of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

CHICAGO, June 4, 2015—The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has named Robert J. Risser its new president. Risser has more than 20 years…

Tekla Strengthens Software Portfolio with New Version of Tedds for Structural Engineers

June 3, 2015 - in Products, Structural components

HELSINKI, June 3, 2015—Tekla, a Trimble company, introduced today Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil and structural calculations for engineers. Added after Trimble’s acquisition of CSC in 2011, Tedds is an integral…

AVEVA Acquires FabTrol Systems, Inc.

Cambridge, UK, June 1, 2015—AVEVA today announced that it has agreed to acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. ("FabTrol") from the Dowco Group of Companies (“Dowco”).  The acquisition is expected to complete Friday 26 June 2015. FabTrol is a software business,…

2015 NASCC Presentations Available for Free Online Viewing

May 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Chicago, May 20, 2015—If you missed the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville (which attracted the conference's highest attendance ever!), AISC offers the next-best experience. The more than 100 recorded sessions from this year’s conference, which…

American Concrete Institute Releases 2015 Edition of Manual of Concrete Practice

May 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 18, 2015—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released its 2015 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice. Containing more than 240 documents, the Manual of Concrete Practice is the…

Gate Precast to Tout ‘Design Assist’ at AIA Show

May 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Atlanta, Ga., May 13, 2015—At this week’s AIA Convention in Atlanta, host chapter platinum sponsor Gate Precast plans to promote the advantages of “Design-Assist Collaboration” during an informational session led by Jim Lewis, Gate’s director of…

Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief Arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Miyamoto Disaster Relief has arrived in Nepal to conduct disaster assessments and aid in the recovery. The following is an update from a recent Blog post. After 30 hours of flight over Afghanistan and Iran, my plane was put on hold over Kathmandu airport. …

ACI’s Concrete Convention and Exposition Comes to Denver in November

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 29, 2015—The Concrete Convention and Exposition is set to take place in Denver, CO, USA, at the Denver Sheraton, November 8-12, 2015. In line with the convention theme of Constructability, the Concrete Convention and Exposition…