Engineering & Testing

This concrete-composite lumber is rated for direct contact with water or soil and is fire-resistant, according to its manufacturer.

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.