Acquisition will reinforce Saint-Gobain’s leadership position in light and sustainable construction
February 2, 2024
Saint-Gobain North America has acquired International Cellulose Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial specialty insulation products. The acquisition of ICC’s business will enable Saint-Gobain to offer fireproofing and insulation solutions that enhance energy conservation and efficiency in commercial spaces.
While exhibiting and participating in PROCEMCO in Cartagena, Colombia, the American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association were able to formalize their cooperative efforts by signing an International Partnership Agreement. This new agreement formalizes the desire to collaboratively develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures and especially on concrete sustainability.
A wildland-urban interface area is, “that geographical area where structures and other human development meets or intermingles with wildland or vegetative fuels.” Approximately a third of all housing units in the United States are located within an area that meets this definition.
After a planning meeting Monday in Abu Dhabi with key leaders in industry, academia, and government, one of the world’s standards development organizations announced that it would launch its first-ever international chapter later this year.
The International Code Council entered into a formal strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) to raise awareness of international standards in construction that are required across the globe.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) are joining the National Science Foundation (NSF); the American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee of Cold-Formed Members; and the University of North Texas as co-sponsors of the fifth International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design.