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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Dr. Mahmoud Maamouri and John Rolfes Present Structural Provisions of the 2015 International Building Code, May 8-9, 2019

Dr. Mahmoud Maamouri and John Rolfes are presenting a course on the 2015 International Building Code along with Sandra Hyde of the International Code Council (ICC). Solidify your working understanding of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) structural provisions and confidently apply these provisions during structural design and plan review. It will run May 8 to 9, 2019 in Madison,...

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Screw Chase Pull-Out in Aluminum Extrusions

Jim LaBelle co-authored an article with Tanya Dolby of Kawneer, based on extensive screw pull-out testing by Kawneer. This type of connection, to resist outward wind pressure, is commonly used in aluminum framing for curtainwalls and skylights. In some but not all cases, mock-up tests are used to verify adequacy of these structural components. Hence there is a need for an analytical approach to predict pull-out strength.