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PCA updated publications released

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is offering the updated, fourth edition of two free publications on reinforced concrete design. Available on PCA’s website Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings and Notes on American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Codes have been revised according to ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary codes. The guides include information on how-to methods for reinforced concrete buildings for educators, contractors, manufacturers, and design professionals. Visit www.cement.org

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Eco-Architecture 2014 presentation guide available

Published by WIT Press, Eco-Architecture V: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, contains papers of presentations presented at the fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014). It is the latest in a series organized by the Wessex Institute, and held in association with the University of Siena. The goal of the conference, and as a result this book, was to demonstrate the design process should aim for sustainable solutions through the adaptation …

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AISI steel guide now available

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has released AISI D310-14, Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-13. This guide is a supporting resource for the AISI S310, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, which was originally published in September 2014. AISI D310-14 provides examples illustrating design applications, as well as provisions for profiled steel decks or panels, guides for determining the strengths …

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Productivity resource published

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released Productivity Improvement for Construction and Engineering by J.K. Yates, a book focused on implementing productivity improvement programs from engineering and construction perspectives. The text includes case studies outlining how productivity improvement programs are implemented. Contemporary approaches are summarized and readers are provided a step-by-step guide from investigation, data analysis, evaluation of alternatives, and project management. Information on building information modeling (BIM), computer simulation modeling, and sustainability …

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American Wood Council publishes new workbook

The American Wood Council (AWC) has released Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loads. The workbook includes design examples and checklists for wood-frame structures in compliance with 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-family Dwellings. Included in the resource are plans from two-story residences as the foundation for designs that resist high wind, seismic, and snow loads. The evaluated example demonstrates the WFCM range of applicability. The …

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Firestop education manual released

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) has developed a comprehensive Firestop Containment Worker Education Program (FSCW-EP). The organization is focused on promoting knowledge regarding firestopping and effective compartmentation, as well as educating workers and building owners on compartmentation performance. The training program is offered in two parts of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice: Firestop Containment Worker Edition (FSCW-M) and the Firestop Containment Worker Instructor Edition, which is the complete Education Program (FSCW-IE). The manual …

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