A pair of ASTM standards seeks to provide new insight on concrete mix drying behavior and roof-cover recycling. ASTM C1792 characterizes how hardened concrete mixtures dry, while ASTM WK46625 suggests methods and procedures for the recycling of waterproofing materials
The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) has expanded membership, adding to its roster four manufacturers and three suppliers—two for underlayment and a third for primers and moisture-mitigating materials.
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.
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).
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is looking for steel-framed building projects to compete in its 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards program
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.
CSI has announced its endorsement of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) Construction Series (C-Series) documents. The move is the most recent in a long series of the institute’s endorsements of EJCDC documents.
Asphalt pavement mixes are increasingly employing recycled materials and energy-saving warm-mix technologies. According to a recent survey of mix producers, nearly a third of all asphalt pavement mix production—was used during the 2013 construction season.
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