Steel Construction and Products

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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November 03, 2014 | AISC

These prestigious awards recognize outstanding achievement in engineering and architecture on str...

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August 13, 2014 |

Hosted by AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers free events throughout the country f...

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Renderings courtesy of Forster + Partners
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinbu...

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Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

February 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Located in the Netherlands, the project was designed to promote a healthier lifestyle. 

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture
January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. Tha...

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Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innova...

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At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...

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All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect
January 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 33-story Guanghzou Circle takes the shape of a giant ribbon spool, with the floor space house...

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December 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The world's tallest twisting tower and the rise of augmented reality technology in construction w...

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December 17, 2013 | AISC

Twenty years ago the Northridge Earthquake shook California and the results surprised designers t...

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November 13, 2013 | AISC

Design professionals now have a valuable new resource on practical applications for stability des...

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The Furniture Row retail center in Charlotte, N.C., provides a single destinatio
| November 05, 2013 | Star Building Systems

The Furniture Row retail center in Charlotte, N.C., incorporates four specialty stores in a disti...

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November 05, 2013 |

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has added more historic documents to its onli...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...

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October 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 75-story residential building, designed by SOM, features a dramatically rising helix shape fo...

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The luminous ceilings at the landmark Manufacturers Hanover Trust building in Ne
October 09, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

More than 50 years after SOM completed the Manufacturers Hanover Trust building, the firm is aske...

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