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Precast webinar series: Form utilization, ‘medicated’ employees, lean production

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

The NPCA 2015 webinar series of monthly one-hour programs, each beginning at noon EST, explores a range of production, safety, quality control and management challenges:

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Penn professor pursues BIM for Masonry workflow research

Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.

Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) members have tasked University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Franca Trubiano with reporting on brick and block construction workflows, spotlighting especially Huntsman Hall, a signature masonry building on her school’s Philadelphia campus.

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ACI sets 24-city schedule for 318-14 Building Code seminar

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute is offering a seminar in 24 cities, February–May, on the newly-released ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The new ACI 318-14 represents the first major change in Code organization in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer’s perspective.

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