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NCMA Solution Center: How does thermal mass of concrete masonry help in design?

July 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 11, 2019 Thermal mass of concrete masonry absorbs heat, which is then slowly released to keep interior temperatures at a comfortable level. Using the thermal mass of concrete masonry as a heating system is an application of Passive Solar Design. Thermal mass reduces the reliance on mechanical heating and cooling and thus…
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Victims of massive UK fire say Grenfell was ignored

July 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 11, 2019 Safety fears about a block of flats in east London ravaged by a huge fire last month were first raised in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has been claimed. Concerns about wooden cladding were voiced almost two years before the blaze which destroyed 20 flats and damaged…
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SMART|dynamics of masonry v4.3 is here!

July 12, 2019

Masonry Efficiencies  Industry leaders have been diligently focused on masonry's technological advancements and achieving efficiencies of production, design and installation. Their efforts are paying off with many BIM for Masonry tools and products in the market and integration of new technologies into the design process and on job sites. In the meantime, designers continue to…
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