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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Twelve classic products that were perfect from the start

April 29, 2020

From Popular ScienceApril 12, 2020 Perfection often requires iteration. Even after releasing a product, designers, programmers, and engineers will continue to reinvent subsequent generations. But sometimes they get it right the first time. These items were so good from the get-go, they endured for decades. Read More.
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Concrete masonry storm shelter resources

April 27, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 16, 2020 Did you know that NCMA has concrete masonry storm shelter resources? Check out the Storm Shelter Design Guide and Commentary and listen to our free recorded webinar on Concrete Masonry Storm Shelters
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Concrete block room saves Mississippi family of 4 from twister

April 27, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 16, 2020 With a tornado bearing down on their rural home, Andrew Phillips told his wife to grab their two children and get into the safest place they had: A small room built from concrete blocks. It was a decision that likely saved four lives. While the rest of their home was…
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NCMA Solutions: What is the bullet/ballistic resistance of concrete masonry?

April 14, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 9, 2020 The actual resistance of concrete masonry assemblies to high velocity projectiles such as bullets varies considerably depending on the details of the assembly and the type and energy of the projectile. See NCMA FAQ 22-17 for information on research that has been performed on concrete masonry assemblies for bullet and…
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