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Frank Lloyd Wright: Concrete masonry visionary

June 18, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 14, 2018 Some consider Frank Lloyd Wright one of the most influential American architects of recent history. While not an ardent supporter of concrete block, Wright did have a vision of what concrete masonry could do. On Wednesday, August 1 at 1:30 pm, Karen Sweeney, preservation architect and facilities administrator with…
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Concrete masonry is more cost-effective than wood – additional cities evaluated

June 18, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 14, 2018 Concrete masonry can not only compete with wood construction on initial cost, in many cases concrete masonry is more cost effective by as much as 4 percent. This was demonstrated through a cost comparison study of three U.S. cities released earlier this year on multi-family construction using six different…
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