The IBC Code and Building Code History
Did you ever wonder how the IBC Code came to be? Hammurabi’s Code, the Hebrew Bible, and 18th-century America laid the foundation for code in the modern era. Learn more about these historical codes, the more recent pre-IBC “legacy codes,” and how they all contributed to code as we know it today.
ACI 311.6-18 – Specification for Testing Ready-Mixed Concrete
ACI 311.6-18 Specification – Testing Ready Mixed Concrete1.1.1 Work Specified – This specification sets the minimumrequirements for testing of ready mixed concrete at the project site when specific field tests and specimens prepared for laboratory test properties including strength are used as a basis for acceptance of concrete as delivered to the site.
SPECIAL EDITION: Cold-weather Concreting
Tis the season for temperatures to drop, and Mother Nature doesn’t seem to care about her effect on concrete. Fortunately, F&R is pleased to have the opportunity to share the following article on issues with cold weather concrete!
Cold-Weather Welding of Structural Steel
How do low temperatures affect the materials we weld? Read on to find out!
Post-Installed Anchors in Concrete and ACI 355.4
This SIC Blast addresses post-installed concrete anchors related to ACI 355.4. Check it out!
ASTM C476 Masonry Grout Mixtures
So what exactly is masonry grout, and how is it mixed? Read on to learn more!
Field Inspections of Stairs and Railing Systems
In this Blast, Alan Tuck discusses field inspections of stairs and railing systems.
IBC Statement of Special Inspections Quandary
A quandary is a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do or say; this often exists when it comes to preparing, reviewing, interpreting, or enforcing the SSI required by the International Building Code (IBC).
Masonry Grout Placement – Code Criteria
Many rules and code compliance criteria apply when masonry grout is placed into the concrete masonry unit (CMU) cells according to TMS 402/602 (Masonry Code).
Concrete Masonry Units, Fire Ratings, and Field Verification
The masonry society (TMS) and the TMS 402/602 masonry code only address field verification of the code compliance of concrete masonry units (CMUs) in a general way. It certainly does not specify field special inspections or testing during masonry construction intended to verify the fire rating of the project CMU. If the project special inspector does not verify that the field CMUs used during construction phases have the proper fire rating as required by the construction documents, who is going to do this?
Reinforcing Steel Code Compliance Criteria and CRSI
Check out this Speaking In Code BLAST for more information about concrete reinforcing steel.
Concrete Exposure Classes & Code Compliance Criteria
How does a person know which particular exposure class of concrete to use on each of the different types of concrete elements in the project? Read on!
Conflicts Between the CODE and Construction Documents
What do you do when there are conflicts between the project drawings and specifications? Learn more in this SIC Blast!
F&R Richmond Welcomes New CMT Department Manager
Jessica “Jesse” Behmke, PG, has joined the firm as Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Department Manager in our Richmond, VA, office. She brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of construction material testing and special inspections.
Pumping Concrete Successfully
Learn about what it takes to pump concrete successfully in this month’s Speaking in Code!
Project Earthwork Phases – Role of the Geotechnical Report
Check out the latest Speaking in Code Blast, all about the role of the geo report during earthwork.
Lesser-Known Soils Special Inspections
The special inspections and tests listed in IBC Chapter 18 are lesser-known. That said, they are still CODE and cover a lot of mandatory compliance criteria. Here’s the lowdown.
F&R Joins CREW Network’s “CRE Pledge for Action”
F&R is proud to announce that the firm has joined CREW Network’s CRE Pledge for Action, an initiative to advance women and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within the commercial real estate industry.
CELEBRATING SIX YEARS OF “SPEAKING IN CODE”
In May 2016, F&R distributed the first edition of “Speaking in Code” (SIC). It’s hard to believe, but “Speaking in Code” is six years old this month!
The Role of ACI 301, “Specifications for Structural Concrete”
This edition of Speaking in Code will discuss in some depth the role and purpose of the most functional, practical, and fun concrete standard of them all – ACI 301.
SPEAKING IN CODE – STRUCTURAL STEEL SPECIAL INSPECTIONS REQUIRED BY CODE
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Your Environmental Career Search
Seven Tips for Job Searching – Pandemic or Not – from F&R’s Director of Environmental Services