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Aluminum industry CD-ROM

The Aluminum Association, in cooperation with Beijing Antaike Information Development Co., Ltd., announces "The 2005 China Aluminum Forum Proceedings" CD-ROM. The CD contains the proceedings of the 2005 China Aluminum Forum, including 23 presentations on a variety of topics related to the aluminum industry. The following subjects can be found on the CD: Current Trends in the Chinese Aluminum Industry and Outlook in the Future; Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions in China: Values and Challenges; The Globalization of the Japanese Aluminum Industry: News and Views from European Aluminium Foil Industry; The North American Aluminum Packaging Market; and Aluminum—A Highly Profitable Investment in China’s Futures Market. The CD-ROM is available via www.aluminum.org/bookstore under the "What’s New" section.

The Aluminum Association
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Steel fabrication standards

The American Institute of Steel Construction’s new Selected ASTM Standards for Structural Steel Fabrication (2006) is currently available at www.aisc.org. The selectively compiled list is available in paperback or CD-ROM format with a single-user license, and contains virtually all ASTM standards that apply in the design and construction of structural steel buildings and bridges.

American Institute of Steel Construction
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Updated website

The Light Gauge Steel Engineer’s Association (LGSEA) redesigned its website, www.lgsea.com, with a clean and simple layout, easy navigation, and multiple resources.

According to the association, the information and resources contained will help users better understand cold-formed steel (CFS) design and increase profitability. The redesigned site contains information and resources regarding CFS design, such as technical documents, construction details, testing information, inquiry page for CFS questions, current hot CFS topics, newsletters and magazines, committees and task groups, education opportunities, LGSEA engineer finder, and the publications store. The site will also help users learn more about the benefits of LGSEA membership.

Light Gauge Steel Engineer’s Association
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New and improved website

The new Steel Joist Institute (SJI) website (www .steeljoist.org) has been completely updated with a variety of new, helpful features and services to aid the building design professional. New sections feature green building and sustainable design, as well as how colleges and universities can partner with SJI to help their students. One of the most important new programs found on the site is the free Steel Joist Investigation Service. Engineers, architects, specifying professionals, contractors, and others trying to identify older joists found in the field can fill out an online form. SJI will then search its extensive historical files to try to find the proper match and information about the requested joist.

Steel Joist Institute
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Design manual for CFS trusses

The TrusSteel Division of Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., announces the publication of the new Truss Design Manual for CFS (cold-formed steel) trusses. The manual answers the challenge, faced by designers and builders, of finding the current CFS design and product information all in one location. The comprehensive, 80-page manual is virtually an encyclopedia of design and application knowledge for CFS trusses and roof framing; and contains information regarding the latest industry codes and standards.

TrusSteel Division of Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.
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