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New management program for construction professionals released

ARC Document Solutions has released SkySite—a cloud-based document management software for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals. With the file-sharing program, users can manage, distribute, and collaborate on documents from both mobile and desktop devices. Additional features include document synchronization, real-time mark-up capabilities, enhanced security, and activity-tracking. SkySite can also be integrated with ARC service centres for further end-to-end document management, digital hardcopy conversion, and uploading. For more information, visit www.skysiteproject.com.

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Sustainable kitchen and bathroom guide available

Kitchens in typical households use the bulk of energy. When combined and with bathrooms, they also consume an average of 1140 L (300 gal) of water daily. Published by Wiley, the U.S. National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA’s) Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is a manual to greening these rooms, both for new construction and remodelling projects. Case studies of various projects demonstrate design strategies for energy efficiency, water consumption, and environmental impact, while also …

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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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Self-directed wood course released

The American Wood Council (AWC) is now offering a self-directed learning program with courses related to the issue of traditional and engineered wood products for both residential and commercial projects. The free program is available for those looking for continuing education unit (CEU) credits or anyone looking to learn more about wood buildings. There are currently nine courses available that are certified by the International Code Council (ICC) and/or National Council of Structural Engineers Associations …

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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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