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Monthly Archives: October 2019

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

October 25, 2019

From NCMA eNewsOctober 24, 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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NCMA Solutions Center: Can I construct concrete masonry assemblies in any layout dimension?

October 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsOctober 17, 2019 Yes. However, it is best practice to keep a modular coordination when constructing concrete masonry assemblies as this helps to maximize construction efficiency and economy. Maintaining modular dimensions makes it easier to install steel reinforcements, windows, doors and also helps to maintain an aesthetically pleasing assembly. For more information on…
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Code expert: Grenfell could happen in the United States

October 22, 2019

From NCMA eNews October 17, 2019 While U.S. building codes require new and renovated commercial buildings to meet fire safety standards, a code expert told AEC professionals attending the Construct conference Wednesday that a deadly fire like the one at Grenfell Tower in the U.K. two years ago isn’t out of the question in the…
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The business of ballistics: Why masonry is unparalleled – Testing part 1

October 18, 2019

From TMS SustainabilityE-NewsOctober 15, 2019 Placed within the context of senseless acts of violence, building materials can be a factor in the equation of protecting people. Structural brick, the primary product that was tested in this process, is unique as compared to brick veneer in that it can be filled with grout and reinforced with…
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