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Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...

This project used foam for backfill

How to cost-effectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction. The building in question was a new 55,000 square foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associates of Burlington. Early design investigations into different structural...

Triangle Fastener Offers A New Mobile Site For Fastener Selection

Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) provides the first mobile site designed to help you select a fastener based on your specific application requirements. It provides a fast and easy way to choose the best fastener for your application. It works with mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The site prompts you to select a substrate,...

Starting at the top: Trusses – A case for T-bracing

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature. One method worth considering as today’s buildings grow bigger and more complex is T-bracing (or T-reinforcement). An advocate for T-bracing is David Brakeman, engineering director and vice president for Alpine,...

A technical explanation of T-reinforcement for trusses

– [Article provided by the Structural Building Components Association] – The truss industry maintains that the design of truss roof and floor system permanent restraint/bracing is the responsibility of the building designer. System permanent bracing covers the entire structure and all reinforcing/bracing element interactions. An exception to this is identifying the locations of compression...

Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure

New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We know the architecture...

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the...

IMETCO Announces New Metal Rainscreen Builder App

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently launched its metal rainscreen builder app, allowing customers to virtually build a custom IntelliScreen system by choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The easy-to-use app provides a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. IMETCO‘s new metal rainscreen builder app allows users to build a...

New Snow Retention System For Metal Roofs: Dyna-Guard

DYNA-GUARD, from Dynamic Fastener, is a new snow retention system designed to be used on metal roofs. This system can be easily installed on a new construction project or retrofitted to an existing metal roof. During installation of DYNA-GUARD, first, either clamps or brackets are attached to the metal roof. Dynamic Fastener’s DYNA-CLAMPS are...

Dynamic Fastener releases new Tool and Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener just released the newest version of its popular Tool and Fastener Hand Guide. This one-of-a-kind gem provides many answers to common and uncommon issues that arise in the metal building industry. The 132 page full color publication, provides clear and concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of...