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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Does bond pattern affect productivity when constructing masonry walls?

June 23, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 21, 2018 Yes. Bond pattern can affect productivity as most times a masonry crew may be accustomed to laying concrete masonry in running bond and using a different bond pattern may require more time to lay. For more information on productivity with concrete masonry, see TEK 4-1A Productivity and Modular Coordination…
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Material prices growing fast, tariffs threaten more increases

June 23, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 21, 2018 In an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's producer price indexes and employment cost indexes, the Associated General Contractors of America found that material prices rose nearly 9% from May 2017 to May 2018 — the biggest annual increase in seven years — despite an only 4.2% increase…
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Award-winning school gains modernity with sustainability

June 22, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 21, 2018 The original Saint Alberts School in Reno, NV was built in the 1960’s using concrete block units. A newly built addition utilized concrete construction match more closely to  the hue of the exterior split-faced material. Since there was only two months allotted for construction, a local plant was used…
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New BIM for Masonry tools released

June 22, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 21, 2018 The third edition of the REVIT Masonry Content Pack is now live. Hosted by BIM-M developer, CTC, this tool provides Revit users with masonry content to include within their models without wasting time creating them each project. Detailing content includes bond beams, vertical reinforcement in grouted cells, movement joints,…
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