Tilt-up projects elevated with awards

The Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the recipients of its annual achievement awards program, which honors projects constructed with its namesake site-cast technology. This year, judges selected 12 overall Excellence in Achievement winners.
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ANSI approves wood design specification

Two updated American Wood Council (AWC) standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI): The 2015 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).
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ASTM working on flashing standard

A proposed new ASTM International guide—ASTM WK46735, Guide for Evaluating the Variables that Can Increase the Durability of an Installed Flashing Assembly—aims to define ‘durable flashing’ and create a level playing field for flashing manufacturers.
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U.S. tall wood building prize up for grabs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a $2 million Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, following a funding initiative announced by the Obama Administration and the U.S. forestry industry through the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) earlier this year.
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