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NIBS kicks off effort to develop national BIM guideline for owners

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is kicking off development of a new guideline to help building owners and their design teams utilize building information modeling (BIM) during the building design, construction and operations process and to better support owners’ performance requirements.

2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook study released

One of the key findings highlighted in the 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook published by WeiserMazars LLP is that investment in technology is critical for the nation’s water industry as it strives to address aging infrastructure, reduce operating costs and comply with regulatory issues.

Updated report on the fire resistance of exposed wood members released

The American Wood Council released a revised Technical Report 10: Calculating the Fire Resistance of Exposed Wood Members. Revisions incorporate new sections that support the use of the mechanics-based design method for design of exposed structural composite lumber (SCL) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) members.

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