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Steel-framing guide updated

The newest addition of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI’s) Brick Veneer Cold-formed Steel Framing Design Guide is now available. This guide updates 2003’s Steel Stud Brick Veneer Design Guide. The resource will be especially useful for structural engineers and architects when using brick veneer anchored to a backing of cold-formed steel framing in their designs. Included in the updated edition are general guidelines, a review of building principles, and design examples of various …

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Concrete legacy book available

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has released A Concrete Legacy: The Past, Present, and Future of the American Concrete Pavement Association, a limited edition publication showcasing the industry’s changes spanning decades. Of interest to those in the transportation and construction industries, the book begins in 1784 and includes photographs, fast facts, and vignette articles throughout. Produced in commemoration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, it can be ordered at www.acpa.org/bookstore.

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Water specification information expanded

The SpecText master guide by ARCOM has been expanded to include water and wastewater specification sections. Now, the Water/Wastewater Utilities Library features 101 sections, while the Water/Wastewater Equipment Library has 129. This is a 40 per cent increase from the beginning of this year. The new sections include Liquid Acids Piping, Bolted Steel Tanks, Vertical Turbine Flocculation Equipment, and Disc Cloth Filters. These standards are able to offer engineers and water/wastewater infrastructure designers critical information …

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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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Metal roofs and claddings

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published new technical bulletins and white papers on its website regarding building with metal walls and roofs. The new website additions include the technical bulletin, “Roof Covering Repair Requirements and the International Code.” This offers information on types of repair materials and how to use them within the building code. “Proper Tools for Fastening Metal Panels” is guide to fastening of metal panels to both wood and metal frame …

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Pressure-treated Southern Pine 101

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has published the 2014 edition of Pressure-treated Southern Pine. The resource provides information regarding the correct specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine material. Included in the document is an introduction to wood preservatives, sections on fasteners and connectors, as well as design values and proper storage. Also included in this edition are American Wood Protection Association’s (AWPA’s) standard preservatives, and International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) evaluated preservatives. …

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