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American Concrete Institute revises formwork benchmark

NS-ACI-150The eighth edition of ACI SP-4(14) Formwork for Concrete Manual includes current standards and practice, removes prior versions’ outdated or irrelevant material, and adds content on new developments in formwork technology and methods.

 

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Green Building Standard factors projects’ life cycle carbon, construction equipment idling-rooted diesel emissions

NS-GREENBUILDING-150New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts in buildings’ construction and operating phases—site vehicle idle time thresholds and stormwater management guidelines among them—are detailed in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council, and Illuminating Engineering Society.

 

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Cloud collaboration, cost justification enter international code development

Leading to the 2018 International Building Code and International Residential Code, the 2015/2016/2017 Code Development Cycle will be the first full interval to use cdpACCESS, the International Code Council’s cloud-based system for code change proposals and public comment submittals, floor modification submissions and online voting.

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Dispatching technology pioneer Wagner puts the brakes on full-time duty

Command Alkon capped its 2014 Customer Training and Technology Conference general session recognizing Jim Wagner, who is retiring from his longtime post as vice president, and shifting to consulting assignments that will keep him engaged with COMMANDseries users.

 

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