Monthly Archives: February 2019

IMI’s 2019 Hands-On Training Workshop Series

February 22, 2019

Each workshop is FREE and qualifies for 4 LU's/HSW's Gain a deeper understanding of materials and construction All workshops will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at BAC Local 2 in Lansing, Michigan. For more information contact Maria Alvaro at the International Masonry Institute (248) 449-2689 or via Email Upcoming Workshops March 14…
Read more

Measuring Drip Edge Performance article

February 22, 2019

From Pro Trade Craft for Residential Construction Pros July 2018 The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Drip edge is on the front line defense, but some drip edge profiles work better than others. Read the article.
Read more

Australia’s concrete masonry industry demands action on fire safety

February 18, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 14, 2019 Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-story buildings. Following the recent emergency at the Neo 200 tower in Melbourne, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA), Think Brick Australia, and Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) have called on…
Read more

NCMA Solutions Center: Can a firestopping concrete masonry wall have penetrations?

February 18, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 14, 2019 Yes. A firestopping concrete masonry wall can have penetrations providing that the penetration conforms to the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). The penetrating item has to conform to the material requirements that the IBC lays out as well as the dimension limits the IBC specifies for penetrations through firestopping…
Read more