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ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council to host Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its Technology Forum 47, in Charleston, S.C., February 11-13, 2020. The main Forum program will include a panel presentation moderated by Dr. Lawrence Sutter “What the New Durability Code Will Mean to You.” Subject matter experts on durability and global codes will share their knowledge and highlight the ACI durability code from the viewpoints of owner, designer, contractor and researcher.

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SSPC releases four new, three revised standards in December

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced December 18 the release of four new and three revised technical standards, including the new standard “SSPC-PA 19, Standard for Visual Evaluation of Pinholes in a Concrete or Masonry Coating” and the revised “SSPC-Paint 20, Zinc-Rich Coating Inorganic and Organic.”

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AAMA Education: Updated courses and platform now available for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0

The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus based AAMA standards. Version 2.0 includes updated document references, incorporating new information from any documents that have been updated and/or published since the program launched, such as the latest version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-17) and AAMA PSSG-19, “Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing.”

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U.S. House of Representatives passes bill requiring disaster recovery funds adhere to latest codes

The International Code Council announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act (H.R. 3702), requiring that new construction and rehabilitation funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery program (CDBG-DR) adhere to the latest building codes.

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Natural Stone Council (NSC) updates sustainability standard to align with evolving green building programs

“The heart of ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone is continuous improvement,” says Kathy Spanier, Marketing Director of Coldspring and Chair of the Natural Stone Council (NSC)’s Sustainability Committee. “With the standard being in the market for about five years, we took feedback from certified companies as well as input from key green building programs to make necessary updates and ensure relevance.”

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ASTM International announces 5 women nominees to board, new Women in Standards video

“I am thrilled that for the first time in ASTM International’s history, a majority of our incoming board members will likely be women,” said Katharine Morgan, ASTM International’s president. “We want to make sure women’s voices are both represented and heard at every table. I am confident that the women nominated will serve as role models for even more women to follow in their footsteps.”

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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

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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