The American Wood Council and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, which gives an overview of code changes regarding mass timber construction.
A Canadian company’s “smog-eating” highway noise wall technology, aimed at trapping air pollutants emitted by vehicles, is currently being tested on highways in Toronto and the U.K. Proponents say it can reduce overall air pollution by 50%.
The New York City Dept. of Buildings has granted permission to use SpeedCore in New York City. The high-rise lateral-load resisting system of tied dual-plate wall modules field-filled with concrete has the potential to slash superstructure construction time compared to steel frames with reinforced concrete cores.
There is good news for boosters of a modular system of tied dual-plate walls field-filled with concrete—dubbed SpeedCore for its potential to slash superstructure construction time compared to steel frames with reinforced concrete cores.