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Building Community Resilience

The new publication is an approachable compendium of information, graphics, photos... More

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Tall Wood Buildings

The concrete industry needs your comments on a proposed code change More

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Building Codes Protect Citizens

May is Building Safety Month, organized by the International Code Council. More

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2015 Influencer: Producers Stopping Wood

How the concrete industry reacts to the downward trend in concrete buildings in... More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

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Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger Anchors

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

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