Monthly Archives: May 2016

Study Finds Insurance Costs Lower for Concrete and Masonry Buildings

May 18, 2016

From The Masonry Society Sustainability E-News Vol. 8 No. 9 - May 15, 2016 A new study of the property insurance costs for concrete, masonry and wood frame mid-rise residential buildings conducted by GLOBE Advisors and released by the Concrete Council of Canada reveals a substantial gap in the risks and insurance rates between the…
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SMART|dynamics of masonry Awards Program

May 18, 2016

Designing Masonry for ALL Its Worth celebrates masonry's ReBranding with new Prestigious Design Awards. Using the dynamics of masonry is proven a very SMART strategy. Architects are invited to submit projects in 9 categories acknowledging masonry’s unprecedented attributes. Show us your passion for designing with masonry and gain international recognition. ALL ENTRIES will be featured…
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Concrete masonry storm shelters offer safety solutions

May 4, 2016

From The Masonry Society Sustainability E-News Vol. 8 No.8 - April 30, 2016 NCMA FOUNDATION With tornado season upon us, the strength of concrete masonry storm shelters can help keep people safe. Corey Schultz of Schultz Squared Architects developed two webinars, one for designers and one for concrete masonry producers, detailing the need and design…
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Massive fire at wood-frame apartments under construction

May 2, 2016

From NCMA's eNews - April 28, 2016 Within the last year the number of large scale fires destroying wood-frame apartment complexes while under construction has increased, causing huge amounts of damage. In Phoenix this past week, another 5-alarm fire struck, resulting in massive evacuation around the area and destruction of the construction. Read more.
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