Engineering & Testing

An effective new form of insulation created entirely from wood has been created by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research.

The Waco Fire Department’s new Station 7 on North Fifth Street and an ambulance garage in Newton are being built with wood trusses.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) recently released a report titled, "Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings." 

An iPad app designed to teach children about structural engineering has taken the US by storm, reaching #22 on the download charts for the iconic tablet brand.

Boise, Idaho-based BMC launched a brand extension called BMC Design, aimed at boosting service for existing customers and appealing to homeowners, designers and architects. 

A discredited engineer who declared a leaking northern Ontario mall structurally sound just weeks before its roof-deck garage collapsed was charged Friday in what police described as a “challenging investigation.”

At the forefront of the SBC Industry Testing Task group's work is the top-chord bearing of parallel chord trusses testing project; there are two additional projects have also progressed.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold its Better Building Summit May 7-9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

At a panel at ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, panelists and audience participants were asked what innovations Apple Computer’s founder and CEO would have undertaken had he been a residential developer.

A federal agency has recommended that national standards should be set for building construction, storm shelters and emergency communications to reduce death and damage from tornados.