The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in hopes of creating a ‘capstone course’ at colleges and universities across the United States. In cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the awards are intended to expedite development of a model program partnering the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students.
A recent report by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) indicated cement consumption among developed economies increased by more than 9 million tons in 2014 and 2015. PCA predicts cement consumption will continue to grow throughout this year and into 2016, but at a slower rate than in the past. World cement consumption is expected to grow 2.2 percent this year, 3.7 percent next year, and remain near four percent in 2017–18.
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are collaborating to explore ways public-private partnerships (P3s) can be used to achieve high-performance buildings. The two groups are bringing together international experts on the utilization of P3 to address current government challenges and advance the achievement of high-performance building stock.