Structural News

Roofing regulations stronger on Gulf Coast 10 years after Katrina

According to new research by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, stronger building codes and standards, along with more stringent requirements for inspections, building permits, and contractor licensing, all have contributed to safer, stronger roofs in coastal Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, since Katrina tore into the region 10 years ago.

AGA releases two Galvanized Steel Studies videos

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) announced two new additions to its Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) initiative. Each Galvanized Steel Study is a video featuring interviews with architects, engineers, owners, or others directly involved with a galvanized steel project.

Building Innovation 2016 Conference Track One announced

At Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference & Expo, Achieving a Resilient Future, to be held Jan. 11-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C., participants will examine multiple factors that drive the industry — from people and processes to technology and information — to help establish an effective path forward.

Design team selected for Hurricane Sandy memorial

New York firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) was recently selected to design a memorial in New Jersey marking the community’s ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. They join a team of design and construction professionals providing pro bono services for this cause.

Joint Kentucky-Indiana Milton-Madison Bridge project singled out for transportation award

A joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award. The Milton-Madison Bridge project, which resulted in a modern, four-lane bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana, was declared a regional winner in the America’s Transportation Awards competition.

USGBC ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

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