Concrete Masonry offers fire, seismic and blast protection

From NCMA's eNews
January 4, 2018

Seeking a 50-year life expectancy, along with a requirement for low-maintenance building materials and structures on base, the Department of Defense relies on loadbearing masonry envelopes for the new buildings on the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA. And with tight site restrictions, the concrete masonry helps reduce use of the limited land available by minimizing the building standoff distances from parking and roadways set by blast resistance standards. It also protects life and property, thanks to its resistance to fire, seismic and other extreme loads. Read more.