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Monthly Archives: May 2017

BIM use picking up steam for infrastructure projects

May 31, 2017

From NCMA's eNews May 25, 2017 BIM has become a dominating force in the vertical building sector, but it has been slow to pick up steam in horizontal construction. Proponents of the technology say its capabilities go beyond modeling, as it encourages collaboration among project stakeholders and can aid in all steps of the construction…
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U-factor Design for Better Energy Performance with Masonry

May 15, 2017

From The Masonry Society E-News Brief May 15, 2017 Not known for their high R-values, masonry materials are not thought of as good insulators. Masonry materials do, however, have thermal mass, the ability to store heat and release it later. As such, mass masonry wall systems have better energy performance than light-framed wall systems of…
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AIA Michigan Honor Award Winners Announced

May 11, 2017

AIA Michigan has announced it's Honor Award Winners!  View them here. Please mark your calendars for the AIA Michigan Honor Awards on June 16th at the Roostertail in Detroit. Register Online to attend or complete the registration form and mail.
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MCAA’s Silica Train-the-Trainer Course in Detroit on August 15

May 10, 2017

On June 23, 2017, OSHA’s silica rule will be implemented. All jobsites will be required to have: A written exposure control plan. A competent person who has been trained on the exposure control plan and silica on a jobsite. The MCAA's Silica Train-the-Trainer Course is a six-hour program that will train a key employee to…
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Construction method questioned after massive MD fire

May 1, 2017

From NCMA's eNews April 27, 2017 Industry groups that tried to get Maryland to outlaw certain types of wood frame construction in big buildings are pointing to this week’s fire disaster in College Park as proof that concrete and steel is safer for large multi-level residential projects. The 275-unit Fuse 47 building on Berwyn House Road…
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