Institute joins consortium funding testing for Innovative building core system

The Steel Institute of New York will join the MKA Foundation, AISC, and the Charles Pankow Foundation in funding the next step in testing the performance of SpeedCore, an innovative concrete-filled composite plate shear wall system. On the heels of the success of earlier fire tests which provided design guidance on how to eliminate fire protection of the system’s wall panels, the latest testing will look at the performance of steel floor framing connections to the system with the aim of eliminating fire protection through connection enhancements. Read earlier coverage of the system here and here.



A diagram of a two-story SpeedCore module.