Monthly Archives: November 2016

2017 BIM-M Symposium

November 29, 2016

The masonry industry initiative, Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M), is pleased to announce the 2017 BIM-M Symposium will be held May 4-5, 2017 in the Chicago area. It will be hosted by the International Masonry Institute at the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ District Council Training Center in Addison, Illinois. The symposium is intended for architects,…
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U.S. House passes Concrete Masonry Promotion Act

November 22, 2016

From NCMA's eNews November 17, 2016 On the opening day of the lame duck session of the 114th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2015 by a vote of 355 to 38. Read more.
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Building with strength would bring significant cost-savings

November 22, 2016

From NCMA's eNews November 17, 2016 A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study titled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric” confirms the importance of utilizing resilient construction materials, like that of concrete, in regions susceptible to extreme weather events. The Build with Strength coalition is using this study to strongly urge designers, developers, and architects in…
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2016 MIM Scholarship Recipients

November 17, 2016

On June 9, 2016, at the Annual Golf Outing at Dunham Hills Golf Course, Hartland, the MIM Scholarship Foundation presented outstanding architectural, engineering, and construction management students with a scholarship towards furthering their education. The MIM Scholarship Foundation was established in 2001.  Scholarships are available to Andrews University, Lawrence Technological University, University of Detroit-Mercy, Eastern Michigan University,…
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