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Updated MSV Installation Guide released

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 An updated version of NCMA’s Installation Guide and Detailing Options for Compliance with ASTM C1780 for Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer has been published. The fourth printing of the 5th edition of this guide includes new updates clarifying the recommendations in the installation summary table as well as updates to recommendations…
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Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act introduced

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20 ,2020 Earlier this month, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (DCRA). This legislation, which is supported by several industry groups including NCMA, will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000…
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Structural design and coordination of ICC 500 tornado shelters

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 Recent media coverage has highlighted the devastation associated with tornado outbreaks in many urban and suburban areas. Rapid population growth and urban sprawl in many cities within the central United States have increased the number of structures located within the potential path of these dangerous storms. Starting with the 2015…
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California towns rebuild after wildfires with resilience in mind

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 Given that new wildfires are happening in the West, we are looking back at this story from last year. The story highlights efforts to rebuild following wildfires using more resilient construction. These efforts include building hardening structures to meet California’s wildfire-urban interface building code, which requires fire-resistant materials and reduced…
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Masonry leading construction in remote Saskatchewan regions

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 At the end of June, Saskatchewan architect Heney Klypak of Wallace Klypak Architects Ltd. was called to a remote First Nations reserve to examine fire damage in a school’s change room caused by an electrical short in a vanity light. The damage was melted plastic, scorching to the laminate and…
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