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ICC Evaluation Service and the Construction Technologies Institute of the Italian National Research Council sign a historic agreement

Today the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and the Construction Technologies Institute of the Italian National Research Council (ITC-CNR) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding at the University of Miami’s Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center. This agreement will help streamline evaluation processes for manufacturers in the U.S. and Italy, save time and money, reduce barriers to trade, and improve market access for safe and compliant building materials.

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Zaria Forman, Renowned Climate Change Artist, to Deliver Keynote at U.S. Green Building Council’s IMPACT Conference and Green Schools Conference & Expo

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Zaria Forman will deliver the opening plenary for its annual IMPACT green building conference. IMPACT is the Midwest’s green building event of the year and will be co-located with USGBC’s Green Schools Conference & Expo 2019 (GSCE). IMPACT + GSCE will be held in St. Paul, Minn., from April 8-9, 2019.

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American Concrete Institute to launch a new Concrete Repair Subscription & Joint ACI/ASCC Contractor’s Guide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission it is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, will be conducting a Press Conference at World of Concrete on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, to announce important news regarding a Concrete Repair Subscription, and Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th edition, published jointly by ACI and the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

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2019-2020 AAMA events’ sites and dates set

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced future 2019 and 2020 conference dates and locations, currently available on the AAMA Events web page. Early bird registration is now open for February’s AAMA 2019 Annual Conference in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California, but AAMA events’ sites and dates for the rest of 2019 and into 2020 are now also available.

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AAMA to host 5K run/walk in honor of Kim Flanary

In honor of Milgard Windows & Doors’ engineering director and AAMA Board Member, Kim Flanary, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is hosting a 5K run/walk during the AAMA Annual Conference. The event will take place at 5:30 a.m., Wed., Feb. 27, honoring a lifetime of leadership. Flanary, who passed away earlier this fall, was active with AAMA for 14 years. During that time, Flanary served on 74 committees including nine of AAMA’s 11 top-level governing Board committees.

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New National Institute of Building Sciences study finds that modern, regularly updated building codes mitigate costly damage

“Disasters are only expected to increase in frequency and severity, so as an industry we need to work collaboratively on how to adapt the built environment to face even greater challenges,” said the Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.  “The findings of this report offer encouragement that our work, slow and steady as it may be, is well worth the effort. The Code Council has a long and close partnership with NIBS, and we look forward to continued engagement with the Institute on these important issues.”

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In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association announced updated codes and design manual in December

In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association (GA) announced December 19, 2018, the release of “GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual.” In a separate news item released December 5, the association announced that beginning in 2018 “GA-216 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products” will be revised and released to coincide with the 2021 code revision cycle and to better align with the Association’s other code-referenced documents, namely “GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual” and “GA-253 Application of Gypsum Sheathing.”

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

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Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

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