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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…

AISI Publishes Report on LRFD and LSD Resistance Factors for CFS Compression Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report on the recalibration of the Load and Resistance…

Cementless Fly Ash Binder Makes Concrete ‘Green’

June 18, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

HOUSTON – (June 18, 2018) – Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power…

USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck Earns Approval from Factory Mutual (FM)

June 15, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO — USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, has received Factory Mutual (FM) Approval for its USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck.   Factory Mutual (FM) Global is widely accepted…

AISI Publishes CFS Design Manual, 2017 Edition

June 14, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2017 Edition, which is to be used in conjunction with AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural…

A New Brick Could Eliminate Insulation

June 1, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Most homeowners looking to lower heating or cooling costs know the drill. First thing to do is ensure the house is properly insulated, typically by rolling down a layer of the pink fiberglass stuff or having a fluffy version blown into their home’s walls.…

Cement Technology Roadmap Shows How the Path to Achieve CO2 Reductions up to 24% by 2050

June 1, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Paris and Geneva: A combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reduce direct carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry by 24% below current levels by 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency…

How the World’s Tallest Timber Building Withstands Fire

Mjøstårnet will be the world's tallest timber building. But what if a fire breaks out? “The fire safety measures that have been implemented in Mjøstårnet make the timber building far safer than a corresponding building with a traditional steel and concrete…

Maryland DOT State Highway Administration Approves Keystone® KeySystem™ II Retaining Wall System

May 17, 2018 - in News, Structural components

MINNEAPOLIS (May 17, 2018) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) recently issued approval of the Keystone® KeySystem II™ retaining wall system, using Keystone Compac® II or III and TenCate Miragrid® reinforcement for use on state highway…

Sturdy and Stylish

May 11, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Anodized aluminum provides excellent durability and ease of installation for architectural exteriors, all while making fashionable, modern designs a reality   Unlike any other metal available for the construction market, coil-anodized aluminum is uniquely…