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Calculating CM walls for carbon transparency

July 21, 2017

From NCMA's eNews July 20, 2017 Designers have been making the decision to specify concrete masonry wall assemblies in their designs for reasons such as user comfort, safety, superior resistance to disaster/fire/mold, acoustic benefits, and operational energy-efficiency – among other things. Now they can choose concrete masonry wall assemblies for carbon transparency. The Canadian Concrete…
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Wall Panels Fail Fire Test

July 21, 2017

From BIA's Brick News Online Volume 15, Issue 7 July 20, 2017 Fire Testing and Recent Building Fires. As the BIA Research Committee looks ahead to fire testing on brick wall assemblies, it is always good to reflect on the purpose of the tests and their real-world applications. Read More.  
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BIA Issues Press Release Acknowledging Brick’s Role in Early History of USA

July 21, 2017

From BIA's Brick News Online Volume 15, Issue 7 July 20, 2017 On June 29, BIA issued a press release entitled, “Founding Fathers Chose Brick for Enduring Appeal: New Study Finds that Millennials Also Favor Historic Character. The piece states that the Founding Fathers' preference for brick buildings throughout much of the country’s early history. …
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