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ACI releases updated manual

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released the updated eighth edition of SP-4(14) Formwork for Concrete Manual. The resource includes current standards and practices and has removed outdated content. Information has been added on new technology developments and practices. This edition is also the first to be completely in color, with more than 500 photos and 150 illustrations for reference. Further, information in compliance with 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) issued by …

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CSI endorses EJCDC construction series

CSI has endorsed the Construction Series (C-Series) of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) documents.  Photo © BigStockPhoto/.shock

CSI has announced its endorsement of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) Construction Series (C-Series) documents. The move is the most recent in a long series of the institute’s endorsements of EJCDC documents. It follows participation in the C-Series’ development by a CSI-appointed liaison and a thorough review of the 2013 documents.

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Electro-luminescent Egress Path Lighting

Electro-luminescence (EL) indicates an electric-powered, uninterrupted light source that increases visibility to locate exit doors. Photo courtesy Egress Marking Systems

by Betsy Boesel Sagges

Electro-luminescence (EL) indicates an electric-powered, uninterrupted light source that increases visibility to locate exit doors. EL systems are mounted in flexible tube and channel housing to fully integrate into an interior design esthetic. Connected directly to an electrical panel or sub-panel, EL lighting can be tested and measured any time of day or night by the flip of an override switch.

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Autodesk training guides

Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) have been released for 2015 software now available through ASCENT–Center for Technical Knowledge. These resources are available for civil, building, and mechanical designers and engineers to become informed on the 3D design software. They were created to provide instruction for classrooms, self-study, and an ongoing reference. Guides now available include AutoCAD 2015 Update for AutoCAD 2013/2014 Users, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Fundamentals, and Autodesk Revit 2015 Architecture Fundamentals. These resources can …

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