Monthly Archives: July 2017

London fire spotlight on fire prevention, protection and education

July 31, 2017

From NCMA's eNews July 27, 2017 It has been a month since news of the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire in London shook the entire world.  While the investigation is still underway, many experts have been weighing in on how a tragedy of this magnitude could have happened, and how it can be prevented – especially…
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Massive fire in Boston causes damages

July 31, 2017

From NCMA's eNews July 27, 2017 Last week another devastating fire occurred at a Boston apartment complex, resulting in the collapse of five buildings under construction that did not have sprinkler systems in place. One of the recurring themes with these “mega” fires is the lack of prevention systems in place and the use of…
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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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