Industry News

ICC Vote Disapproves Increased Heights for Wood Structures

March 14, 2016

From NCMA's eNews - March 10, 2016 The results of the ICC online governmental voting for the first group of code change proposals for the development of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) were reported by the International Code Council (ICC) on February 29, 2016. One of the most significant involved cross laminated timber (CLT)…
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New BIM-M Guide for Revit users released

March 7, 2016

From NCMA eNews - March 3, 2016 A new guide has been published providing information on developing Autodesk Revit models for modeling masonry. Developed jointly between The Masonry Society and the BIM-M Initiative, this guide will provide architects, engineers and contractors with needed tools for developing these models.  To download the guide for free click…
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Congressional briefing focuses on resilient construction

February 15, 2016

From NCMA eNews - February 11, 2016 NCMA, Portland Cement Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association cohosted a congressional briefing, "Mitigating the Rising Costs of Natural Disasters" on February 9, with Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Industry representatives, including reps from Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), National…
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BIM-M Deliverables for Masonry Contractors

January 26, 2016

This document deals strictly with building information modeling for the mason contractor. It does not deal with the use of, or implementation of, a federated model. A federated model is usually created by the construction manager (CM) or BIM Coordinator. It incorporates all of the individual design and construction models into one “federated model.” A…
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