New door hardware publication

Scott J. Tobias, AHC, a frequent contributor to The Construction Specifier,  has published the Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selectionthe industry’s comprehensive reference guide for all things door-hardware-related. This publication covers everything from standards, and aesthetics, to fire and safety codes, security, and hardware. Each chapter contains many helpful images or diagrams to help illustrate instillation and hardware. This book can be purchased in hard copy online.

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Updates to the International Fire Code

The 2015 update of the International Fire Code (IFC) has been published by the International Code Council (ICC) to include several critical changes designers and developers need to incorporate when planning a new structure. The publication is intended as an easy-to-use resource to assist in the application and explanation of the updated codes. It employs photos, illustrations, and comprehensive examples to explain each one of the changes in code. This is the first update after …

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New sheet metal resource released

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has released its first edition of, Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide. This manual is intended to act as an evaluating and inspection tool for exterior sheet metal components for both owners and professional inspectors.  Additionally, the publication contains explanations of various metals and methods of installation, the concept of redundancy, and building envelope fabrication tolerances. This manual is intended to be a supplementary text to …

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New Safety and Security Engineering published

The Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) has released the sixth edition of the Safety and Security Engineering, which contains papers from the sixth biennial international conference under the same name. It features 432 pages of safety topics, including: risk analysis, assessment, and management;

critical infrastructure protection; emergency response; security surveillance systems; safety and security; human factors; modelling and experiments; and systems safety.

These papers include works from renowned engineers, scientists, field researchers, managers, and other …

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2015 edition of ACI concrete manual out

Released by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Manual of Concrete Practice is the most comprehensive source for concrete information, containing ACI documents on code requirements, specifications, tolerances, concrete proportions, construction methods, and evaluation of test results.  The new edition also contains a reorganized 2014 version of ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The manual is available as a hard copy, a USB drive, or as an

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Online architecture community established

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has developed a virtual community to answer questions and share strategies for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The ARE 4.0 Community on Google Plus allows aspiring architects and examination candidates to connect with experts and each other. Users can interact with professionals and share study tips. Additionally, various tools—including video tutorials on all seven ARE divisions, sample test questions, and self-evaluations—are available. Licensure candidates are also able …

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