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Bendheim Channel Glass Achieves EPD and HPD

October 9, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

The façade of the Fort York Visitor Centre in Toronto, designed with channel glass from Bendheim. This problem-solving material now carries both an Environmental Product Declaration and a Health Product Declaration. [Photo credit: Riley Snelling]   Material…

Effects of Chlorine Dioxide on Plumbing Systems Addressed in New Technical Document

October 3, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

Pressure pipe materials CPVC, PEX, PE-RT, PP-R, and PP-RCT.   Investigation Results by Plastics Pipe Institute Now Available IRVING, Texas - The…

Three Applications Where Composites Beat Metals

October 2, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

By Matthew Bloise, Greene Tweed For decades, various types of metals have been the go-material across most industries. In many applications, plastics…

Purdue researchers develop a new type of intelligent architected materials for industry applications

September 29, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

  Products made with intelligent architected materials developed at Purdue University have the ability to change from one stable configuration to another stable configuration and back again. The technology is being tested in new aircraft runway mats,…

Testing Confirms PVC Pipe Hydraulic Coefficients Are Conservative

September 29, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

Hydraulic research on new and in-service PVC pipe has confirmed that industry-recommended flow coefficients are conservative for design of pressure and non-pressure pipes. The PVC pipe industry has long recommended hydraulic design values of 150 for Hazen-Williams…

AISI Publishes “Thermal Design and Code Compliance Guide for C-Shape Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Building Envelopes”

September 28, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI D250-23, “Thermal Design and Code Compliance Guide for C-Shape Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Building Envelopes.” The guide was developed to assist users of AISI…

AISC Releases End-Plate Moment Connection Design Guide

September 21, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO – Structural steel designers have a valuable new resource for the design of end-plate moment connections in AISC Steel Design Guide 39, End-Plate Moment Connections, which is now available at aisc.org/dg. "It's a great addition to the AISC toolbox…

AISI Seeks Cold-Formed Steel Research Proposals for 2024 Small Project/Fellowship Program

September 8, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

Proposals must be submitted to AISI by October 31, 2023  WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council is seeking research proposals for its 2024 Small Project/Fellowship Program. Launched in 2014, AISI’s Small…

AISI Publishes Design Examples to Illustrate Updated Provisions in AISI S100

September 1, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI D102-23, “Illustrative Examples for Provisions in AISI S100-16 (2020) w/S3-22.” The document provides a set of 22 design examples that illustrate updated provisions…

Introducing A.I. TIMBER: The Future of Sustainable Construction

August 22, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

Produced by nature… with a little help from A.I. CRA’s latest startup Maestro prototypes “A.I. Timber”, an innovative construction material that reduces waste by preserving the original shapes of the trees. Instead of sawing unique logs into standardized…