Courtesy of AISC AISC's Steel Construction Manual, which weighs 4 lb in its 2,400-page print form, is now available for use on tablets. Users can cut and paste and create bookmarks, among other things. Courtesy of AISC Users can put each copy purchased on six digital devices. Members of the building-materials supply chain can expect a lot more paperwork to satisfy more green-building codes and standards, code watchers say.In a couple of years, every segment of the building-materials supply chain will need to meet the requirements of three green model codes and energy standards, not simply one, said John P.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.