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Call for entries to the ASLA Professional & Student Awards program

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now accepting submissions for its 2021 Professional and Student Awards Program. “The ASLA Professional & Student Awards recognize the most innovative and impactful work  in the profession,” said Tom Mroz, FASLA, 2021 president of ASLA. “Our professional winners are leaders in the industry. Our student winners represent the best and brightest hope for the future. Each year, we get entries from all around the world. I can’t wait to see the creative projects this year’s Call for Entries brings.” 

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FGIA updates Performance Rating Method standard for mulled combination assemblies, more

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010. This FGIA performance rating method describes procedures and requirements for determining the air leakage, water resistance and structural performance of mulled fenestration systems.

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Construction starts end 2020 on a sour note

Total construction starts lost 5% in December, falling to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $784.3 billion according to a new report by Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building starts fell 11% during the month, while nonbuilding starts were 5% lower.

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Two new International Code Council online code tools now available

The International Code Council launched two online building code tools for building safety professionals and the public to access free information about building code usage in their communities. “Building codes represent a highly cost-effective strategy to help protect communities from the risks posed by natural and man-made events,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are very excited to launch these two databases that provide important code information that is useful to all community stakeholders.”

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ACI and ICRI publish new “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures”

The American Concrete Institute and International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.” This guide provides licensed design professionals with the knowledge, skill, and judgment to interpret and properly use the ACI 562, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.”

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Trade association coalition introduces Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing

The Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing is an industry-wide effort to collect information about the reroofing market spearheaded by a coalition of trade associations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, Chemical Fabrics & Film Association Inc., EPDM Roofing Association, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Women in Roofing, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and Single Ply Roofing Industry. 

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Dodge Momentum Index ends 2020 on a high note

The Dodge Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, jumped 9.2% in December to 134.6 from the revised November reading of 123.3. The gain in the commercial component of the Momentum Index was heartening even though the increase was mostly the result of a sizeable increase in warehouse planning.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.