The Construction Specifier’s series of downloadable e-books continues with an exploration of the different ways steel can be used in construction projects. An article in our newest sponsored e-book looks at the application of steel in construction on a long-vacant parcel of land situated on downtown Chicago’s riverfront.
Irrespective of the type of coating (e.g. powder or liquid) or the surface of application (e.g. extrusions, louvers, or metal coil), architectural coatings can be formulated with similar chemistries and performance characteristics.
The Cold-formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries for its annual awards program, recognizing outstanding and innovative cold-formed steel (CFS) framing projects, as well as individuals whose contributions have advanced the industry. This year’s recipients will be announced at the 2018 CFSEI Expo, held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in California on May 15 and 16.
Steel has long been recognized for its strength, durability, and functionality. More recently, it is being noted for additional advantages in sustainability, particularly its high recycled content and end-of-life recovery rate.
In December, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) released a new standard— Certification Standards for Steel Fabrication and Erection and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16). Developed by the institute’s certification standards committee, this standard unites provisions from existing ones related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection, and metal component manufacturing.