Engineering & Testing

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.

In the state of Texas, there is a new requirement that all engineers who renew an active professional engineering license, and all new applicants for licensure in the state, complete a one-time Criminal History Record Check. 

LP Building Products has released the new LP SolidStart LPI 530 I-Joist in the West Coast region.

At the SBCA Open Quarterly Meeting (OQM) in Chicago, IL on August 1, 2013, the Board of Directors approved a raw material's design value policy.

In addition to Dan Holland's thoughts, there is a golden nugget of critical information in the October 4, 2013, Random Lengths article that many readers may have missed.

On September 23, SBCA sent a letter (to APA and AWC) regarding SBCA/SBCRI fundamental unit shear capacity equivalency benchmarking and SBCA/SBCRI findings regarding wood structural panel unit shear capacities from SBCRI testing.