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Yearly Archives: 2019

Upcoming Webinar: Strength Design of Clay and Concrete Masonry

December 30, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, NumberDecember 30, 2019 The use of strength design is common with other materials, and is becoming increasingly common for structural masonry as it offers a number of advantages. TMS is currently developing a new guide on the Strength Design of Clay and Concrete Masonry that focuses on this specific design method,…
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Upcoming Webinar: What’s New in LEED v4.1

December 30, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, NumberDecember 30, 2019 The latest version of LEED, LEED v4.1, was released in early 2019 proved a challenge to many designers and manufacturers. The Materials and Resources credits were particularly problematic. This new webinar explains how LEED v4.1 attempts to address these issues by adding incremental achievement levels and revising the thresholds…
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Are people clueless when it comes to their carbon footprint?

December 30, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, NumberDecember 30, 2019 When it comes to our personal carbon footprints, how much does the average person understand? Is it clear to the average person which measures make the greatest difference, how does giving up meat compare to reducing plastic bags? What about travel, heating your home and turning off electronics?…
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Center in Costa Rica developing process to use plastic waste in CMU

December 30, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, NumberDecember 30, 2019 The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. According to the CEO, CMU is their "volume product target." To read more, click here. 
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The Best NCMA eNews stories of 2019

December 30, 2019

From NCMA eNewsDecember 26, 2019 Our special end-of-year eNews wrapup From trailblazing, state-of-the-art design software to award-winning architects telling their stories to the NCMA's all new look, without further ado here are the top six eNews stories of 2019, below ... Direct Design 3.0 is now available For years now, structural software packages have fallen…
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