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UL/CLEB shares Canadian codes and standards requirements for fenestration product installation at FGIA Annual Conference

A sponsored seminar at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference covered codes and standards requirements pertaining to installing fenestration products in Canada. Robert Jutras, principal engineer for UL/CLEB, led a presentation on these requirements with a focus on CSA A440.4, a National Standard of Canada covering window, door and skylight installation.

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AISI publishes two new cold-formed steel framing test standards

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced February 20 that it has published two new cold-formed steel test standards: 1) “AISI S921-19, Test Standard for Determining the Strength and Stiffness of Cold-Formed Steel Truss Assemblies and Components,” and 2) “AISI S922-19, Test Standard for Determining the Strength and Stiffness of Bearing-Friction Interference Connector Assemblies in Profiled Steel Panels.”

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American Concrete Institute and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announce expanded partnership

This partnership formalizes efforts and expands the American Concrete Institute’s Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code, into a joint committee cosponsored by both ACI and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.  ACI-PCI Committee 319 will develop and maintain structural concrete code requirements both unique to the design of precast concrete and complementary to ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.” 

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FGIA releases new Surface Temperature Assessment for Condensation Evaluation of Exterior Wall Systems

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has developed a new document providing a standard procedure for the measurement of surface temperatures to be used in the condensation evaluation of exterior walls under laboratory conditions. “AAMA 501.9 is another optional test that can be performed in conjunction with a project specific curtain wall mock-up,” said Greg McKenna (Kawneer), vice chair of the Wall Mock-up Condensation Evaluation Work Group. “It uses a similar test apparatus to that used in AAMA 501.5, ‘Test Method for Thermal Cycling of Exterior Walls.'”

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American Concrete Institute announces ACI 318-19 building code seminar dates for 2020

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is offering a series of seminars to focus on the new ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete contains some of the most significant technical changes since the 1971 Code, and more than 100 additional pages of provisions compared to the 2014 Code.

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FGIA updates design guide for sloped glazing and skylights

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated AAMA GDSG-1, Design Guide for Sloped Glazing and Skylights, outlining the considerations necessary for choosing proper glass for non-residential skylight and sloped glazing applications based on the best industry practices and technology, as well as describes the minimum requirements for sloped glazing as specified in the International Building Code (IBC).

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American Concrete Institute announces new position statements

“These position statements provide a vehicle for the American Concrete Institute to advocate on issues of code development and code adoption in support of our expanded mission,” states Steve Szoke, ACI Advocacy Engineer. “The Institute has used and will continue to use these statements to align ACI efforts with other industry organizations to more effectively influence programs, policies, rules, and regulations related to concrete and concrete technology,” continues ACI Advocacy Engineer, Kerry Sutton.

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A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps

In January 2019, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals to allow tall wood buildings of up to 18 stories as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). WoodWorks’ “A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps” will introduce the new tall wood code provisions in depth in March.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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