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Specification Section: Steel Products and Design/Fabrication Software 2017

April 13, 2017 - in Directory, Steel and Steel Design

Read below for a selection of software products, steel component manufacturers and industry associations. This brief listing is meant to introduce you to leading software and engineered products, with Web addresses to access further information. If we missed…

Make a Steel Building Sail: BIM and VDC Bring Church of the Resurrection to Life

March 24, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When people think of churches, what often comes to mind is a square white building with a triangular roof and a steeple on top. When the congregation…

Coastal Library ‘Rides the BIM Wave’

January 31, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

For a library project in a California beach town, 3D modeling helped a design-build project team deliver a challenging but symbolic design on an accelerated…

Optimizing Time with VDC:Steel

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Josh Zimmerman Project teams are beginning to integrate services inhouse, including steel fabrication, to optimize overall cost and shorten timelines. In the past, the steel fabricator hired a detailing firm, who then created its own model and set of drawings.…

Specification Section: Steel and Steel Design/Fabrication Software

May 31, 2016 - in Steel and Steel Design

A wide range of commercial structural engineering software is available to aid designers and fabricators with the efficient and economic design of steel framed buildings and bridges. The tools encompass the property data of steel components that enable rapid…

AISI Publishes New Report on Resistance of Arc Spot Welds Loaded in Shear and Tension for Building Design and Construction

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2016 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in partnership with the Steel Deck Institute, has completed a project to evaluate provisions for determining the strength of arc spot welds included in AISI S100-12, North American…

Engineers Develop Record-breaking Amorphous Steel Alloy

April 8, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate

A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The new steel alloy could be used in a wide range of applications, from drill bits, to body armor for soldiers,…

Registration Now Open for 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Orlando, Fla.

January 5, 2016 - in Announcement, Corporate

Chicago, IL—If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, you need to be in Orlando, Fla., April 13-15 for the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference. Presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC),…

A New Symmetry Underlies the Search for New Materials

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.--A new type of symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to quicken the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal materials. With further…

Trimble and Nucor Extend Multi-Year Collaboration in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Markets

September 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced a third, multi-year agreement to extend their collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets that began in 2009. Nucor,…