Monthly Archives: February 2018

NIBS Report Shows Natural Hazard Mitigation has Economic Benefits

February 28, 2018

TMS Sustainability E-News February 28, 2018 The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has issued the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. This report shows that investments in hazard mitigation can save the nation $6 in future disaster cost for every $1 spent. Further, the report analyzed the effects of designing new buildings to…
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Abstracts on Masonry Topics being accepted for 13NAMC

February 28, 2018

The organizers of the 13th North American Masonry Conference are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open for potential papers to be presented at the Conference, which will be held in Salt Lake City on June 16-19, 2019.The conference has released a new website at https://masonrysociety.org/13namc/, and that site gives preliminary information on…
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“1968-1993: The Modern Era” celebrates NCMA’s history

February 27, 2018

From NCMA's eNews February 22, 2018 Kicking off NCMA's 100-Year Anniversary celebration, the association released its third video commemorating the industry's rich history. During the recent NCMA Annual Convention, the "1968-1993: The Modern Era" video premiered. The first 50 years of the association’s history can be viewed in “1919-1943: The First 25 Years” and "1943-1968:…
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Cost comparison study shows concrete masonry is cost-effective

February 26, 2018

From NCMA's eNews February 22, 2018 Concrete masonry construction is a cost-effective option compared to wood and other systems according to a new cost study analysis. The study investigated the construction cost of six different material systems in a four story multi-family residential building. The initial study included three cities across the US and costs…
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