International Code Council

Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger Anchors
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Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger Anchors

The Simpson Strong-Tie Blue Banger Hanger threaded insert has received the first... Read more

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Mechanical Behavior and Failure Mechanisms

One difference between fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems is the mechanical behavior in tension of the composite. FRP systems are linear elastic until failure, and their ultimate tensile strain is limited by the ultimate strain of the fibers. Read more

Externally Bonded Reinforcement for Strengthening Concrete and Masonry Structures
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Externally Bonded Reinforcement for Strengthening Concrete and Masonry Structures

Fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems are emerging as an expanding... Read more

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Concrete Repair Code

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that the performance of 50% of the concrete repairs on its structures is unsatisfactory and that after only 10 years 70% were failing. That sort of performance gives building owners and the public little confidence. Read more

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PCA Expands Codes Department; Appoints Hall Manager

William “Jay” Hall returns to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards. Read more

The Industry’s Only Swivel, Side and Vertical Anchor Trio for Fast Installations
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The Industry’s Only Swivel, Side and Vertical Anchor Trio for Fast Installations

The new Sammys cracked concrete and seismic approved anchor trio being introduced... Read more

Troubleshooting: Stair Treads and Slopes
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Troubleshooting: Stair Treads and Slopes

Building code requirements for concrete stair surfaces. Read more

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IBC 2012 Code Compliant Anchors Now Available

Hilti continues its dedication to bringing products to the contracting and engineering community that meet the latest requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) by obtaining the first post-installed compliance for IBC 2012. Read more

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Influencing Industry Standards

Having an influence on industry guides and standards requires participation in the committees that develop the documents. Read more

Installing Basement Egress Windows
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Installing Basement Egress Windows

Egress windows are a good market for contractors--install them properly for a... Read more

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