Monthly Archives: March 2016

Structural Engineering Design

March 23, 2016

From NCMA's eNews - March 17, 2016 Smart Dynamics of Masonry Breckenridge Place in Ithaca, NY, is a six-story loadbearing masonry multi-family residence with parking and community space at ground level. Learn why CMU structure was chosen for its cost savings, in addition to providing the structure, shear wall strength for seismic requirements, sound isolation,…
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Firefighters and housing advocates testify in favor of MD House bill

March 23, 2016

From NCMA's eNews - March 17, 2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Supporters of legislation that would significantly improve the safety of multi-unit residential housing structures testified February 8, 2016, on behalf of House Bill 1472. The bill would restrict the use of lightweight combustible building materials in the construction of multi-family residences in areas…
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ICC Vote Disapproves Increased Heights for Wood Structures

March 14, 2016

From NCMA's eNews - March 10, 2016 The results of the ICC online governmental voting for the first group of code change proposals for the development of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) were reported by the International Code Council (ICC) on February 29, 2016. One of the most significant involved cross laminated timber (CLT)…
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New BIM-M Guide for Revit users released

March 7, 2016

From NCMA eNews - March 3, 2016 A new guide has been published providing information on developing Autodesk Revit models for modeling masonry. Developed jointly between The Masonry Society and the BIM-M Initiative, this guide will provide architects, engineers and contractors with needed tools for developing these models.  To download the guide for free click…
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