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USGBC to Adopt RELi Building Standard

4 December 2017 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced at Greenbuild 2017 that it will formally adopt RELi, a resilient construction standard developed in 2012 by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, Perkins + Will and others. Like the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, RELi uses a point system…

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Free Webinar Will Look at Seismic Design of Masonry

July 28, 2017 — The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the sixth webinar in its 2017 series sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The series is intended to highlight the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures,…

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New ASTM Guide Helps Predict Performance, Lifespan of Building Sealants

April 5, 2017 — A new guide will soon be published that can help predict how building sealant systems will perform over time using accelerated testing methods. The standard, C1850, Guide for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Tests to Predict the Weathering and for Developing Methods to Predict the Design Life of Building Sealant Systems, was developed by ASTM International’s committee on building seals…

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