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Did you know that the new UFC for Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings has changed the way that minimum setbacks are determined? The previous edition had a preset standoff distance regardless of the type of construction.  The new version is Wall Type Material Dependent. We’ve developed a one hour seminar to help explain this and that the new UFC for Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings has changed the way that minimum setbacks are determined?  The previous edition had a preset standoff distance regardless of the type of construction.

The new version is Wall Type Material Dependent. We’ve developed a one hour seminar to help explain this and some of the more significant changes included in the new edition.  Contact us if you’d like to have it presented in your office.  AIA Learning credits are available too.

Did you know that stainless steel is not always the best material to use when you’re trying to prevent corrosion?  Some folks think that stainless steel never corrodes.  My coffee spoon is still as shiny as the day I bought it, right? However when stainless steel is connected to galvanized metal in the presence of moisture a galvanic reaction can occur which will result in the corrosion of the stainless steel.  This is most commonly seen when stainless steel veneer anchors are connected to galvanized cold-formed metal framing. Ask us about the better options for this situation.

Construction is set to begin on the new Boathouse Replacement for the U.S. Coast Guard in Martha’s Vineyard.  This project’s particular structural challenge was to construct the boat maintenance and launching facility completely over the water.  Below is a rendering of the finished facility. Check back for construction updates.

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