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Monthly Archives: October 2017

WHAT IS IT ABOUT ARCHITECTURE?

October 30, 2017

New Michigan Architectural Foundation Video Increases Awareness of MAF Programs, and How Architecture Enriches Life "The Michigan Architectural Foundation believes that architecture enriches our lives every day, and awareness of how architecture does this should be something every citizen of Michigan understands," said MAF Trustee Carl Roehling, FAIA. "The intent of this video is to help…
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Latest version of Structural Masonry Design Software now available

October 30, 2017

From NCMA's eNews October 26, 2017 The newest version of NCMA’s Structural Masonry Design Software is now available. The newest updated (Version 7.2) adds the 2015 IBC and 2013 TMS 402 as options for design. This software performs both allowable stress and strength design of masonry elements, including reinforced and unreinforced walls, shear walls, columns,…
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Insurance for concrete construction less expensive than wood frame

October 30, 2017

From NCMA's eNews October 26, 2017 Studies have shown that costs for builder’s risk and insurance policies are more expensive for wood-frame construction than for those using concrete. In many cases these cost increases can be double for the wood frame construction. Two recent studies (here and here) demonstrate these increased costs. It is noted that even…
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Silica Rule Full Implementation Begins October 23

October 23, 2017

From MCAA email October 23, 2017 SILICA ALERT OSHA will begin full implementation of their new silica rule on Monday, October 23. At that time, the soft roll out will end and companies will need to be in full compliance of the rule. The MCAA is working with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition to track…
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How Masonry Interiors Create More Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

October 23, 2017

From TMS News Brief October 15, 2017 MASONRY MAGAZINE When exterior masonry claddings are used in conjunction with masonry structural systems and exposed masonry surfaces in interiors, building efficiency is optimized. Masonry systems offer three major benefits over alternatives: they decrease the amount of continuous insulation required by code, reduce the risk of thermal bridging,…
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