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parking deck collapse Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 6 workers injured

A section of concrete on a parking deck under construction in Atlanta partially collapsed on Friday, injuring six workers. Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley said firefighters cut out one worker trapped under debris with saws. Video from news outlets…

Elkem-BioCarbon Plant Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Canada

Elkem has decided to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production. The technology also has potential for…

American Wood Council Tall Mass Timber Provisions Adopted in NFPA 5000, NFPA 101

Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code® and, where applicable, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®. “The addition of tall mass timber provisions…

New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive New ASTM standard makes roads greener and less expensive

After 10 years of research in the laboratory of the Western Regional Superpave Center and in the field, the University’s Pavement Engineering and Science (PES) program has gained approval from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for a standalone…

GiatecBirthday Giatec celebrates 10th anniversary

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, is excited to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Co-founded in 2010 by Dr. Pouria Ghods, CEO, and Dr. Aali Alizadeh, CTO, Giatec has been revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing smart IoT-based technologies and…