Steel Construction and Products

5 reasons to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize
January 03, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Calling all emerging architects. Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize....

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Top Structural Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Calling all emerging architects: Enter to win the $20,000 Forge Prize

Jin Young Song, AIA, Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, and Founder of DIOINNO Architecture PLLC, demonstrates his SIMS (Snap-Interlock Module System) design concept, which took the $20,000 Grand Prize in the 2019 Forge Prize competition. Photo courtesy AISC

    

December 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

This annual steel design competition will recognize three Finalists ($10,000 each) and one Grand...

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Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.

   

September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...

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August 26, 2019 |

New AISC "Designing with Structural Steel - A Guide for Architects"

February 05, 2019 | American Institute of Steel Construction

A "baker's dozen" of structural steel projects have earned recognition in the 2019 Innovative Des...

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| October 17, 2018 | New Millennium

In downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, a steel and glass tower gives rise to a dramatic cantile...

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March 09, 2018 | AGC of America

Independent studies suggest the construction industry could lose nearly 30,000 jobs as a result o...

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A blend of custom designed elements along with standard rolled sections worked together to complete the architectural expression of the daylit terminal and the open and airy concourse.

A blend of custom designed elements along with standard rolled sections worked together to complete the architectural expression of the daylit terminal and the open and airy concourse. Photo credit: Tim Griffith

| September 01, 2017 | AISC

The facility boasts a new landside Central Terminal and the new 19-gate airside Concourse B, whic...

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AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography

August 23, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.

June 13, 2017 |
Graham Cranston shares SGH’s efforts to take hold of its project data using mathematical optimizatio... read more

Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming, Lakewood, Colo. Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa

 

April 03, 2017 | AISC + BD+C Staff

The annual awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, honors the...

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| January 24, 2017 |

PIxabay Public Domain

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader”...

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Courtesy AISC

September 20, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Steel also has certain advantageous traits in terms of economics and sustainability, says Michael...

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Rendering courtesy of Forbes Massie/ Heatherwick Studio

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation is designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and will be the centerpiece...

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The Rutgers University School of Business won a National Award for Projects $15 million to $75 million in the 2016 IDEAS2 awards

May 05, 2016 | American Institute of Steel Construction

Held annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 award...

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| May 04, 2016 | Star Building Systems

Winter Construction is part of the Star family, and their new 8300 sf brewery and tasting room is...

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| April 19, 2016 |

Not having a complete understanding of what the steel line is can affect the building process, ca...

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AISI publishes Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2016 Edition

Photo: Alan Lam/Creative Commons.

April 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updates 2007 edition; includes five comprehensive design examples.

 

March 28, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt...

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2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice available for public review

The updated version of the 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice is now available.

October 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Institute of Steel Construction seeks input on standard update.

Best in steel construction: 12 projects earn steel industry's top building award

The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann

March 30, 2015 | American Institute of Steel Construction

Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...

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Metl-Span systems meet design needs in cost effective manner

One challenge required onsite bending of CFA panels for the curved portion of the facility. Photo courtesy of Metl-Span.

| March 25, 2015 | Metl-Span

The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal pa...

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Prices for Construction Materials Fall in January

Construction input prices were down in January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices for other materials were also down on both a monthly and yearly basis.

February 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord...

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Buildings with rocking steel-braced frames are advantageous in earthquakes

Photo: Thester11 via Wikimedia Commons

February 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Research at Case Western Reserve University has found that buildings that rock during an earthqua...

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Korean researchers discover “super steel”

Two instructors and a doctoral student of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, make up the team behind the discovery. Photo: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology/Wikimedia Commons

February 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new alloy makes steel as strong as titanium.

Precast units from Coreslab Structures (left) being put in place at Valparaiso (
November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Few colleges or universities have embraced prefabrication more wholeheartedly than Valparaiso (In...

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Photo: Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons
November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Demountable structural steel assemblies would be a greener way to make use of steel in the constr...

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