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RISA-2D Version 10.1 is Now Available

From RISA RISA-2D 10.1 includes fully integrated concrete wall design. Model concrete walls and RISA-2D will design the reinforcement! This update also includes code updates to make RISA-2D fully compatible with IBC 2009. Visit the RISA-2D product page to learn more about this exciting release. via [http://risanews.com/risa-2d-version-10-1-now-available/]

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How Do Projected Loads Work in RISA?

RISA-3D, RISA-2D and RISAFloor have the capability to project distributed and area loads onto members.  How do they work, and how do you choose the right loading for an inclined member?  Find this answer and more in RISA’s article.  

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LEAP Product Updates v10.00.02

LEAP Bridge v8i (SELECTseries 2) v10.00.02 is a maintenance release and incorporates the following fixes to itself and its component programs: LEAP Bridge v10.00.02 LEAP CONSPAN v10.00.02 LEAP RC-PIER v10.00.02 LEAP CONBOX v10.00.02 LEAP GEOMATH v10.00.02 Visit here to see … 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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NSBA Addresses ARRC Abuse of Federal Funds for $190 Million Tanana River Bridge Crossing Project

If it wasn’t bad enough for California to spend taxpayer dollars on an overbudget project which outsourced jobs to China, the ARRC intends to use federal money to outsource steel to a foreign steel supplier.  From AISC’s website: (Chicago, IL) – … 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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SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel

For all steel bridge designers interested in using HPS 70W bridge steel, the Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel has been published. This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on … 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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Use of Chinese Steel (Mis)Leads to False Savings

The NSBA News Newsletter published the facts about the supposed $400 million in savings provided by outsourcing steel fabrication to China.  It turns out that the project is now $5.2 billion over budget. According to The New York Times, “The new … Continue reading

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AISC Store – Steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition

The AISC steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition is now available.  The AISC website describes the additions in the 14th edition. This Manual is the fourteenth major update of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. Replacing … Continue reading

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