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Monthly Archives: March 2019

NCMA’s The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry

March 29, 2019

The National Concrete Masonry Association has developed a new FREE continuing education course on AECDaily.com, an educational website for architects, specifiers, engineers and construction professionals. The course fulfills AIA CES credits and is called "The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry." It delves into the perceptions and cost-effective benefits of the building solution as influenced by…
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Local Iowa newspaper asks if new city apartments are safe

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Anna Banarjee, a columnist for the Daily Iowan -- a news outlet that's been covering Iowa City, Iowa since the late 1800s -- asks if her city's new apartment buildings are safe in the light of a recent Bloomberg article and the controversial trend of "cheap stick framing." To read…
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Concrete block room keeps Kentucky preschool safe from devastating tornado

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Last week a tornado that terrorized a small town in western Kentucky -- West Paducah -- ripped the roof off part of the local Mount Zion Baptist Church, tossing ceiling fans onto pews and sheets of metal flying atop the cemetery's gravestones. The church's preschool class of approximately 40 children…
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