Industry News

Super tensile building block could be terror’s kryptonite

November 26, 2018

NCMA eNews November 21, 2018 Tarmac, a producer based in the United Kingdom, says they've developed a building block that uses a super tensile constitution -- almost elastic -- to make it virtually indestructible when faced with violent techniques weaponized during a terror attack, namely bullets and explosives. It's called the BBX construction system, &…
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New building materials causing increase in firefighter deaths nationwide

November 26, 2018

NCMA eNews November 21, 2018 A new construction trend of using cheaper materials to build homes faster is putting lives in peril, and even killing some of our country's bravest. According to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's fire chief, it could cost his firefighters their lives. "Locally there was an elderly lady that was killed in a house…
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TMS Webinar Series Continues on December 13th

November 19, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews November 15, 2018 The Masonry Society's 2018/2019 2nd Thursday of the Month Webinar Series are easy ways to learn more about various masonry topics while earning 1 hour of continuing education. Topics include: All webinars begin at 1 pm ET on the dates listed and provide 1 hour of AIA Learning Units/continuing…
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Robot Builds University’s Walls Faster, Better

November 19, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews November 15, 2018 The new University of Nevada, Reno, Arts Building employed state-of-the-art robotics technology in the construction of the facility to save time and to produce an optimally aligned building envelope. The robot can lay up to 200-250 bricks per hour, while a mason averages 250 per day. Read more about the…
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