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News and announcements for building materials including the steel, asphalt, concrete, glass, wood, prefab, and recycled material industries.

Proposed Standard Aims to Support New Materials that Maintain Concrete Sustainability

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 6, 2020 – A proposed ASTM International standard aims to support use of new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) that are needed...

Protecting Bridges in Extreme Climates

By Jason Armstrong Harsh weather conditions can be a challenge for bridge construction and renovation projects, in more ways than one. Both concrete and steel...

The Next 5 Years: Building an AI Future for the Construction Industry

By Karuna Ammireddy The construction industry is in the middle of a shift from an analog past to a digital future. Faced with stagnant productivity...

Cross-Laminated Timber

What is it and When Does it Make Sense? By Augustus “Gus” Raymond Entering the 19th century, the 482’ Strasbourg Cathedral was the tallest structure in...

NPCA and PCI Issue Joint Concrete Products Document to Clarify Certification Requirements

Carmel, Ind. and Chicago, Ill. – In response to needs in the marketplace, the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)...

New ASCE Manual of Practice Offers Best Practices for Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for...

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures, MOP 104, Second Edition, details best practices for the...

Public infrastructure spending in India to boost the consumption of concrete surface treatment chemicals

Rapid industrialization has been observed across developing nations over the past decade. A large number of people migrating from rural areas to cities has...

AISC to Honor 13 Leading Design, Construction, and Education Professionals at the 2020 NASCC:...

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will honor 13 leaders across the structural steel design, construction, and academic communities with prestigious...

McCarthy Announces Two Major New Hires for Heavy Civil Marine Industrial Group

Jonathan Schmaltz McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has hired Jonathan Schmaltz as Business Development Director for the Heavy Civil Marine Industrial Group. In his position, Schmaltz...
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