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New ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook available

The American Concrete Institute has released the new ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook as a three-volume handbook providing guidance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete structures. The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook is available in print, as a digital download, and as part of the new ACI 318 PLUS subscription.

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The Cool Roof Rating Council publishes ANSI/CRRC S100-2021 standard

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announces the release of the 2021 edition of the ANSI/CRRC S100 standard (formerly the CRRC-1 Standard), which received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on March 29, 2021. The ANSI/CRRC S100 standard is an American National Standard that provides a consistent reference in building energy codes and voluntary green building programs—such as the International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and the International Green Construction Code—regarding the measurement of the surface radiative properties of roofing materials.

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American Concrete Institute launches new ACI 318 PLUS

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS – an entirely new annual subscription that provides users with convenient digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. 

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American Concrete Institute releases 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection features ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 562 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.”

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Global Resiliency Dialogue releases report detailing consideration of climate risk in building codes

The Global Resiliency Dialogue published findings of its first international survey in the report, “The Use of Climate Data and Assessment of Extreme Weather Event Risks in Building Codes around the World.” The report is the first deliverable of the Global Resiliency Dialogue and provides valuable context about the current level of integration of climate science in the provisions of advanced building codes around the world.

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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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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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