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Why we need building permits

This is a very good example of why we need building permits from Asheville’s Citizen Times: ASHEVILLE — The collapse of a downtown building might have been avoided if a contractor had gone through the proper permitting process, the head of the … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual Companion Materials Available as Free Downloads

Check out the free downloads from AISC: (Chicago, IL) – More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections, and other useful resources that complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now at your fingertips. Design … Continue reading

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WBDG – Net Zero Energy Buildings

The WBDG has published an article on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The concept of a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), one which produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year, recently has been evolving from … Continue reading

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RISA – How is the Seismic Weight Calculated for Seismic Load Generation?

RISA News has published an article on seismic weights and load generation for use with RISA Floor and RISA 3D:   In addition to the self weight check box options, you can also add applied loads to the Seismic Mass calculation.  To … Continue reading

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2011 NASCC proceedings now available

From American Institute of Steel Construction (Chicago, IL) – While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. As a benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the … Continue reading

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Metals Industry Pushes Greater Use of Steel in New Home Construction

From the Metal Center News, AISI’s Robert Wills pushes Greater Use of Steel in New Home Construction citing several advantages of steel. But steel continues to advocate for gains in the homebuilding market, noting its environmental attributes and strength in … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Report on Durability of Galvanized Steel Framing in Residential Buildings

Ten-Year Report on Durability of Galvanized Steel Framing in Residential Buildings is Released 6/13/2011 – A study from the NAHB Research Center shows that the life span of the zinc and zinc-alloy coated steel samples studied was well beyond the … Continue reading

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