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Open Source Wood gathers structural calculation tools in one place

Wood is a renewable and strong construction material that stores carbon, yet it accounts only for a very small fraction of global construction. Open Source Wood is a collaboration platform for architects, engineers, students and professionals in wood construction…

Steel Deck Institute Publishes Updates to the Roof Deck Design Manual and Floor Deck Design Manual

July 15, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

GLENSHAW, PA — The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has published updates to the Roof Deck Design Manual, 2nd Edition and the Floor Deck Design Manual, 2nd…

PFS System from Simpson Strong-Tie Now Code Listed for Building Portal Frames for Wider Openings with Faster Installation

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received code listing from the International Code Council…

The 2020 Forge Prize Presentations

Relive the excitement of the 2020 Forge Prize virtual presentations. Follow along as our finalists present three outstanding projects for a chance to become the 2020 Forge Prize winner.

America’s Structural Steel Industry Remains a Success Story

June 18, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - Domestic steel mills produced more than 6 million tons of structural steel last year, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. That structural steel supply chain has remained robust, active, and ready to build tomorrow’s landmark structures…

Purdue Researchers Seek to Create Smart Concrete

June 15, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Researchers at Purdue University are working to create “intelligent concrete” that would help cut down on road repairs and traffic delays; an effort based on information gleaned from a pilot project conducted jointly with the Indiana Department of Transportation.…

AISI Publishes Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Report to Support Development of New Energy Standard

June 10, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel framing research report, “AISI RP20-2: Development of a U-Factor Calculation Procedure for Cold-Formed Steel C-Shaped Clear Wall Assemblies.” The report…

DLR Group Awarded Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, the research will test the viability of mass timber systems for hotel design & construction.   May 19, 2020 – DLR Group was awarded the U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant to fund…

Atlas Molded Products supports a synchronized structural infill 73-stories above Detroit

WESTMINSTER, Colo.- When Detroit’s Renaissance Center opened in 1977, the centerpiece was the world’s tallest hotel at the time. The 73-story tower was capped by a three-story restaurant space that featured a revolving floor offering 360-degree views.…

Nickel Institute Updates Technical Guides for Designers, Materials Specifiers, Architects and Engineers

April 30, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Toronto, ON, Canada – Thirty significant technical publications originally produced by INCO and American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) have been refreshed and re-published by the Nickel Institute. Popular titles, such as AISI’s Design Guidelines for…