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Developing carbon-negative cementitious materials, giving new life to ‘unusable’ waste

November 13, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

ROLLA, Mo. – A Missouri University of Science and Technology research team was recently awarded $2.5 million in funding to find new ways to turn waste products into supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) – plus use those materials to store carbon…

Applying Spray Foam Insulation On and Around Plastic Pipes

November 7, 2023 - in Buildings, News, Products, Structural components

Figure 1: The first layer of SPF insulation is stopped when it reaches the pipe (left), just barely touching or encasing it. After sufficient cooling…

AISI Publishes New Research Report for Cold-Formed Steel Deck Applications

October 20, 2023 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, DC –The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report, “RP23-02: Influence of Support Attachment Pattern…

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 Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has released a new technical document that reports on the association’s…

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 are quickly replacing metals, and only what couldn’t be converted to plastic due to performance limitations…

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…