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ISO publishes BIM standards

ISO published a new set of International Standards to enable BIM to flourish across projects and borders, benefiting the industry as a whole.

PPI issues advisory for substandard plastic pipe

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) warned that high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that does not comply with the relevant product industry standards has been found in the oil and gas gathering operations of the Permian and Delaware basins in Texas and New Mexico.

AISI announces winning research proposals for 2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council selected five winning research proposals for its 2018 Small Project Fellowship Program.

New ASTM International standard supports community resilience

A new ASTM International standard will support cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions.

ACMA advocates for development of standards for composites in infrastructure

During a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Shane Weyant, President and CEO of Creative Pultrusions, Inc., a member company of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), testified that as the United States looks for innovative solutions to repair its infrastructure, Congress should support efforts to develop codes and standards that allow designers and engineers to build confidently with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

2018 WFCM standard available online

The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is now available online

ACI expands mission to focus on global standards adoption

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced that its mission has been expanded to reflect its proactive approach to advocating the global adoption of ACI standards.

ANSI approves AWC 2018 NDS standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction as an American National Standard. The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).

ACI convention includes FRP Concrete Symposium

More than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world are expected to convene at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 15-19, 2017, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.
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