ICC-ES resumes site-specific product, material testing

Sources: ICC Evaluation Service, Brea, Calif.; CP staff

The International Code Council-aligned ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is reinstating its Building Department Service, which assists code officials in determining material, product or system suitability for specific project sites. ICC-ES technical staff evaluate a wide range of products, including fire-resistive assemblies, sandwich panels, classified roof coverings, and wall-covering systems. 

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Cloud-enabled ASTM collaboration platform speeds document development

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM’s new SpecBuilder empowers organizations to streamline collaboration and document development for internal specifications, test methods, guidelines, and procedures. Available as a subscription, it provides a single platform to ensure organizations’ drafts, comments, votes, and supporting documents, are uploaded, acted on, and archived within a single secure tool. Users can manage changes to documents; revise multiple documents simultaneously; accelerate voting processes; hyperlink to standards; improve communications; and, securely store and restart projects.

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Materials cost data provider applies analytics to predictive project pricing

Sources: Gordian Co., Greenville, S.C.; CP staff

Gordian has added Predictive Cost Data to its RSMeans Online service, citing the technology’s potential to deliver accurate, location-specific figures for more than 100 different types of construction projects up to three years out. With a few clicks, it delivers the cost of materials in a specific region during a particular quarter, helping users prioritize project timing and location.

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