ASTM International launched the ASTM SpecBuilder platform, which empowers organizations to streamline collaboration and document development for internal documents such as specifications, test methods, guidelines, and procedures.
A new free guide specification by the AASHTO/National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) Steel Bridge Collaboration, Specification for Application of Thermal Spray Coating Systems to Steel Bridges (S8.2), is now available.
On Jan. 11, 2018, attendees at the National Institute of Building Sciences’ annual FEDCon Breakfast learned about the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide and joined in the celebration of its 20th anniversary. The Institute’s online research site, WBDG hosts federal design specifications and criteria, as well as education programs, design recommendations and case studies.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction as an American National Standard. The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).
A team from Modjeski and Masters was selected for the AASHTO LRFD Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications research project from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
The first supplement to the 2016 AISC standard, Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (AISC 358-16), is available for public review until October 6, 2017.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) updated “Design of Bypass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will host a Twitter chat to highlight the new ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete.
Nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, March 26-30, 2017, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.
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