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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Study finds overconfidence regarding building codes in disaster-exposed communities

June 28, 2019

NCMA eNewsJune 27, 2019 The nonprofit organization Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) highlighted a new initiative recently based around research and consumer surveys they conducted that revealed that many Americans are highly confident that building codes are already "in place" even though most communities at-risk for disaster are without necessary structural codes and standards…
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Hardscapes and… Redemption

June 28, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 27, 2019 David and Greg are behind walls. And bars. Walls and bars they can’t leave. David Andujar and Greg Giordano are in jail. In Essex County, Massachusetts. But the two men, one from Long Island and the other from Lowell, don’t see walls in much the same way most prisoners in…
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A revised version of ASTM C1532-19 and C1717 are now available

June 21, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 20, 2019 ASTM has published updated versions of standards for the selection, removal, and shipment of manufactured masonry units and masonry specimens from existing construction (ASTM C1532) and for conducting strength tests on masonry wall panels (ASTM C1717). The standards are now available at ASTM. For C1532-19, click here. For C1717, click…
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Economist: Mass timber is not an environmental benefit

June 21, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 20, 2019 In a story recently published in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "YaleEnvironment 360", John Talberth, a sustainability economist, says the idea that mass timber is a silver bullet for a healthy environment is a myth. "We want to debunk the myth that mass timber is in any…
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