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Increasing Quality and Speed: The Critical Role of Streamlined Submittals in Complex Construction Projects

By Nancy Novak Every seasoned construction professional is all too familiar with the significant role the submittals process for specifications and materials plays in the...

ASTM launches collaboration platform for document development

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.

New NSBA Thermal Spray Coatings Guide available for free download

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.

WBDG Whole Building Design Guide celebrates 20 years

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.

ANSI approves AWC 2018 NDS standard

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).

Modjeski and Masters team awarded movable bridge spec research project

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.

Supplement to AISC Prequalified Moment Connection Standard available for public review

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.

CFSEI updates tech note on the design of bypass slip connectors

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) updated “Design of Bypass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction.

Join ACI’s Twitter chat on specifications for structural concrete

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will host a Twitter chat to highlight the new ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete.

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