Structural News

SDI publishes new edition of Diaphragm Design Manual

The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has published a new edition of the Diaphragm Design Manual (DDM04), which complies with the requirements of the new AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels.

UCP supplies precast for Chicago pedestrian bridge

Utility Concrete Products (UCP) recently produced precast panels for Chicago’s Peoria Street Pedestrian Bridge. The project was the first to use precast deck panels of this type in Illinois, and UCP is the first producer of this product in the state.

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.

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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