Building Materials

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

 

AISI Comments on Senate Committee Passage of Highway Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today issued a statement in reaction to the...

Trinseo Releases 9th Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Report

BERWYN, Pa. — Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced the release of its 2019 Sustainability and Corporate...

American Wood Council’s Flame Spread Guide Updated

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 1 - Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior...

SSSBA Publishes New Research Report in Innovative Press-Brake-Formed Steel Tub Girder Bridge Technology Series

Washington D.C. - The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has added a new research report to its series on the development and experimental...

ACMA Releases 2nd Edition National Standard Fiberglass Grating Manual

Arlington, Va. – The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has released a new resource on the ACMA Education Hub. The official ANSI Approved: FRP Composites...

Innovative Materials: Carbon Fibers Made from Algae

Munich – In combination with granite or other types of hard rock, carbon fibers make possible all-new construction and building materials. Theoretical calculations show:...

AEM: Equipment Manufacturers Optimistic Trade Deal Possible

Washington, D.C. – Progress towards a U.S.-China trade deal during the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, raised hopes by equipment manufacturers for a prospective deal...

AISI Publishes New Research Report on Strength of Steel-to-Steel Screw Connections-Update to Provisions

Washington, D.C. - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report that reviews the existing provisions of AISI S100-16,...

Bringing Graphene and New Materials to Market

Remember the computer triode? Unless you’re an early-tech enthusiast, it’s unlikely. Used as switches in the first electronic computers, these vacuum tubes consumed a...
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