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AISC honors projects with steel building awards


The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has recognized 12 projects for its 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) awards program. IDEAS², which recognizes the importance of team work, coordination, and collaboration, is conducted annually to award excellence in steel-frame building design.

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Engineer shares new theory on the construction of Egyptian pyramids


Welsh engineer, Peter James, suggests ancient Egyptian builders created the Great Pyramids with construction practices still applied today. James, the managing director of Cintec International in Newport, Wales, has worked with the engineering firm restoring historical buildings in Egypt for 18 years, including mosques, temples, and both the Red and Step Pyramids.

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Stained glass preservation symposium coming to D.C.

Interior Of Sainte-chapelle, Paris, France

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) will hold a stained glass symposium to educate and encourage collaboration between professionals in the industry. “Jewels of Light: Creation, Preservation, Appreciation of Stained Glass” will be held in June at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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FMI predicts construction put in place to grow


Management consulting firm FMI has released its first quarter report, forecasting construction put in place (CPIP) will grow by eight percent this year. The growth forecast in the most recent “Construction Outlook” also supports early FMI predictions stating CPIP will top $1 trillion in 2015, indicating the economy is on track for recovery.

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FCIA webinars focus on qualified firestop contractors

Firestopping featured

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) offers monthly webinars and an upcoming session focuses on the need for properly qualified contractors during firestop system construction. The upcoming session will take place on March 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. and is entitled “An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/UCL-qualified Contractor Programs.”

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WDMA to hold first ever event tailored to architectural doors


The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is holding its inaugural National Architectural Door Conference this April. Preceding the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) Convention on April 29 in Baltimore, Maryland, the one-day event will include the results of the 2015 “Architectural Door U.S. Market Study,” as well as the updated architectural door product category rules (PCRs), and the new developments in the sustainability and standards arenas impacting architectural door manufacturers and suppliers.

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