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CFSEI announces speakers for Expo 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced its keynote speakers for the 2014 CFSEI Annual Expo and Meeting, which is being held on May 19-20, 2014 at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The speakers are Keith Lindemulder, LEED AP, Environmental Business Development Manager at Nucor Corporation; and Benjamin Schafer, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

AWC sponsors first week of ICC’s Building Safety Month

Leesburg, Va. — In recognition of the growing need for safe and sustainable structures, the American Wood Council (AWC) is participating in this year’s Building Safety Month, hosted by the International Code Council (ICC) to celebrate building safety worldwide during the month of May. This year's theme is BUILDING SAFETY: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks. Each week spotlights a specific area of building safety.

BSD improves tool linking specifications to Autodesk’s Revit

ATLANTA – Building Systems Design, Inc. announced the release of an updated BSD LinkMan-E software product that coordinates specifications with a Building Information Model created in Autodesk's Revit software. The new LinkMan-E release has two totally reconfigured dashboards that clearly show correlations and discrepancies between information in Revit and the corresponding specification text in BSD SpecLink-E, BSD's automated specification writing product.

USGBC releases ranking of top 10 countries for LEED outside the U.S.

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people.

ACI opens public discussion for ACI 318-14

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The American Concrete Institute announces the opening of public discussion for its completely reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.” In accordance with ACI’s standardization procedure, the draft is now available for public review for a 45-day period.

President Obama proclaims May as national building safety Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 2014 as National Building Safety Month, declaring it a “time to celebrate the dedicated professionals who keep our buildings secure, and we recommit to maintaining resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.”

PTI announces award recipients

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) announced the 2014 PTI Legends of Post-Tensioning, Fellow Inductees, TAB Award Recipients, and PTI/AMSYSCO Student Scholarship Award Recipients who will be honored during the PTI Awards Presentation at the 2014 PTI Convention, May 4-6, Norfolk, VA.

AISI supports Infrastructure Week 2014, hosts free webinar

Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has joined with several other organizations to participate in Infrastructure Week 2014, a national outreach event being held May 12-16, 2014, to build awareness and educate policymakers and citizens about the infrastructure challenges in the United States. If such challenges are not rapidly solved in a long-term, strategic way, they will have enormous implications on America’s economic prosperity, jobs and competitiveness.

Arup, USC team uses BIM to design, construct and maintain university housing village

Los Angeles — Arup has been engaged by Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects (HED) to provide engineering services for USC Village, a $430 million, mixed-use development at the University of Southern California. With a keen understanding of energy and water efficiency through mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) system design, Arup is in step with the University’s forward thinking approach of delivering the project using building information modeling (BIM).

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