Structural News

PCA hires director of code technology

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) hired Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E. as director of code technology. Joining the PCA codes and standards division, Campbell will focus on the structural provisions of national model building codes and referenced standards.

Free guide explains sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, "Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control," available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for addressing them efficiently and economically.

Wood products, forestry endorse Timber Innovation Act

The American Wood Council (AWC), American Forest Foundation (AFF), Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) announced their strong support for the Timber Innovation Act (S. 2892).

HDR wins four IIDA Design Awards

HDR project teams swept the health care, community and civic, and education categories at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Great Plains Chapter's 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards Competition.

Speedy repair of earthquake-damaged bridge columns

Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. But a team of researchers led by University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Pantelides has developed a new process of fixing columns that takes as little as a few days.

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