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New Standard on Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements from ASCE

October 23, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest standard, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement, ASCE/T&DI/ICPI 68-18, provides design, construction, and maintenance guidance for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) to achieve stormwater management goals…

Cortec® Middle East Receives Dubai Central Laboratory Certification For MCI® Products In Accordance With ASTM C 1582/C1582M-11

October 22, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Dubai-based Cortec® Middle East LLC has received certification from the Dubai Central Laboratory Department (DCLD) to manufacture and supply MCI® admixtures…

Precycling in Construction Industry Saves Money and Environment

October 18, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

A South Australian company is trailblazing a path to bring circular economy to home construction sites. Pre-Cycle recycles and repurposes the off cuts…

Video: 3D Printed Cement‐Based Materials with Bioinspired Design

October 5, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique…

New Wood-Metal Hybrid for Lightweight Construction

September 6, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Wood foam and metal sponge – can they be combined? That was the question that experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI delved into in a project entitled "HoMe Foam" – with HoMe being a German acronym for wood-metal…

New Standard Provides Guidelines for Masonry Units Using Alternative Materials

September 4, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

ASTM International’s committee on masonry units (C15) has approved a new standard that provides guidelines for masonry units manufactured with materials not currently addressed by existing ASTM standards. Traditional ASTM masonry units are manufactured…

U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Fabricated Structural Steel Imports from China

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25% tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related…

Video: MIT Mass Timber Design — Longhouse

With increasing demands placed on the planet through population growth and urbanization, energy remains one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Buildings are one of the largest consumers of global resources and all energy produced, and are primary…

Bull Moose Tube Assists ASTM International to Create New Standards for Steel Structural Tubes

August 3, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

ST. LOUIS – Bull Moose Tube, a leading manufacturer of steel pipe and tube, has received permission by global standards developer ASTM International to announce the organization’s development of new standards for steel structural tubes. These new standards,…

Newtecnic and Cambridge University Construction Research Partnership Delivers Concrete Facade Innovation

International building design engineering firm. Newtecnic, and the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge (UK), have completed a 3-year knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) to develop a new generation of components, load bearing connections…