Source: Portland Cement Association Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
PCA is accepting through June 30 entries for the 14th biennial Bridge Awards competition, recognizing excellence in design and construction of cast-in-pllace or precast concrete crossings. Eligible structures are highway, rail, transit, pedestrian or wildlife crossings essentially completed between October 2011 and September 2013, and located in the U.S. or Canada.
Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago
PCI has been accredited as an American National Standards Institute standards developer. A first for an organization in manufactured concrete, the accreditation positions PCI’s voluntary consensus documents relating to the design, detailing, fabrication, transportation, and erection of precast and precast/prestressed concrete to be registered as American National Standards.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.
USGBC released its Top 10 States for LEED, the worldʼs most widely used and recognized green building rating system, highlighting the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation.
Researchers at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, have been awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop measurement and assessment tools to be integrated with building material databases and architectural design software to provide real-time, “on-the-fly” carbon footprint metrics.
Source: Tilt-Up Design Systems LLC (TDS), Heathrow, Fla.
A new technology sponsorship enables Dayton Superior Corp. to provide tilt-up concrete practitioners running TDS Tilt-Werks software with project data—from material estimates to lifting and bracing requirements, all in real time—to streamline wall design and construction. “Projects developed using Tilt-Werks will have immediate access to our services, starting with preconstruction and continuing all the way to tilt-up lifting and bracing engineering,” says Dayton Superior Director of Engineering Rick Lindstrom.