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ACI releases reorganized ACI 318-14

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) officially released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code will reference 318-14. Now published and available for use, the reorganized 318-14 is organized from an engineer’s perspective. By focusing on member design, ACI 318 requirements flow more intuitively and have fewer cross-references.

New report provides sustainable solutions for nation’s aging infrastructure

Denver — The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State College recently released a report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies, to help industry leaders, academics, and the public rethink how communities are planned and the types of investment needed to manage, operate, and rehabilitate America’s infrastructure systems. The report, which has wide application to urban planning and the water, power, and transportation industries in particular, includes interviews from 70 of the Pacific Northwest’s key infrastructure innovators and thought leaders representing a variety of sectors.

2014 Tekla North American BIM Award winners announced

Tekla, a Trimble company and global provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the architectural and construction markets, announced the winners of its 2014 North American BIM Awards. The model competition is held annually and recognizes companies for exemplary use of BIM and Tekla Structures across three categories: best use of BIM, steel, and concrete.

California, Florida DOTs win top America's Transportation Awards

Charlotte, N.C. — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition.

ARCADIS selected to ‘fix and fortify’ New York City's subway system

New York — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit selected ARCADIS to restore the city's subway system to pre-Sandy conditions and protect it against future storms. Under the five-year, $26 million task order contract, ARCADIS will produce and implement innovative flood resiliency designs for subway stations, tunnels, bus depots, public areas, and more for North America's largest transportation network.

NLC releases State of the Cities analysis

Austin, Texas — As the prominence of cities continues to grow, the voice of our nation’s mayors is quickly becoming a barometer for the contemporary conditions and the future direction of our country. The National League of Cities’ (NLC’s) new annual report, State of the Cities, provides an analysis of mayoral state of the city addresses and identifies key trends in cities and the responses of local governments.

AWC announces self-directed study program

Leesburg, Va. — The American Wood Council (AWC) is now offering a complimentary self-directed learning program on designing with wood. Courses are related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications.

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