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Yearly Archives: 2019

NCMA Solutions Center: TEK 10-02D updated with new provisions

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 NCMA’s TEK Note on the empirical method for control joint locations has recently been updated to reflect new provisions for control joint spacing for reduced height CMU. For assemblies using 4 inch nominal height CMU, new recommendation limit the maximum spacing of control joints to 1.5 times the wall height,…
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Grenfell Tower materials likely didn’t meet code, ‘fueled’ deadly fire

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 Officials in the United Kingdom have concluded the first phase of their investigation into the fatal June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London and have determined that the reason the blaze was able to spread so quickly was that the building's cladding — aluminum composite material (ACM) rainscreen panels —…
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An architect, CMU & one of the five safest schools in America

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 "First and foremost they wanted something that was going to be timeless - a classic design. And they wanted something that was going to be secure for the students. Part of that is durability - the wear and tear on middle schools is pretty tough, so concrete block was a…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Updated MSV Installation Guide released

November 1, 2019

From NCMA eNewsOctober 31, 2019 The third printing of the 5th Edition of the NCMA MSV Installation Guide has been released. Changes to this version include updated recommendations for the use of cement board in MSV installations, revisions to recommended lath materials and overall updates to match NCMA branding. Click here to review the latest…
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