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Hidden Bolted HSS Splices

December 18, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Standard, bolted, splice connections between HSS members are commonly achieved using: (i) a flange plate welded to the end of the member, with the bolts located beyond and around the perimeter of the HSS; or (ii) a plate welded into a slotted HSS, with the…

Gupta Reveals Plans for Massive Australian Steel Revival

December 11, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has announced plans to build the largest steel plant in the developed world in South Australia.   Liberty…

New Study Shows Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions for North American Steel vs. Chinese Steel for Building Construction

November 29, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from production of Chinese steel are substantially greater than emissions from production of comparable…

Video: 301L vs 304 Stainless Steel

November 19, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

Joe Evans with SPX Cooling Technologies discusses the advantages of using 301L stainless steel.

Growing Awareness About Fire Safety and Stringent Regulations Drive the Global Passive Fire Protection Materials Market Growth, Reports Melvin Bright

November 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 16, 2018 - The global market for Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials is estimated to reach $30.2 billion by 2025. Growth in the market will be driven by the growing number of fire accidents, stringent fire safety regulations,…

Long-Lived Wood Products are Significant Carbon Capturers

November 12, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Can the way we use wood mitigate climate change and support the bioeconomy? The answer is yes, according to a new PhD thesis from the University of Eastern Finland, investigating how wood use can contribute to avoiding or reducing the negative effects of climate…

AISI Publishes New Cold-Formed Steel Research Report on Load Bearing Clip Angle Design

October 31, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel research report on load bearing clip angle design. The report presents the second phase of a research project aimed at developing design methods for three…

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 known as Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors for concrete. Under the terms of the certification of product…

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 from new home construction sites, saving construction companies waste removal bills and keeping unused building…