Society saves $6 for every dollar spent through federal grants funded to the private sector for damage reduction in the event of river flooding, storm surge, fire at the wildland-urban interface, and strong winds and earthquakes, says NIBS.
If structural engineers have their way, building codes will take a historic leap forward in the next few years to allow higher-strength 80-ksi reinforcing steel, instead of 60 ksi, in reinforced concrete shear walls.
The new guidebook, entitled “Planning Sustainable Cities: An Infrastructure Based Approach,” provides tools for knitting those individual projects into a seamless and sustainable network. During this webinar, we will ask a panel of academics and industry leaders to discuss the new tool for infrastructure system performance and how to leverage synergies among buildings and other assets to minimize demands on infrastructure.
Buildings or spaces designed as a shelter from tornadoes within the scope of the 2015 International Building Code must conform to certain requirements. During this webinar, experts will discuss further about the requirements of the IBC and how they impact building products required for these shelters.
Successful pilot efforts for new technologies and processes often don’t make the jump to standard practice. ENR talks to industry firms about what they’re doing to ensure that good ideas find a place in construction workflows.