Industry News

Concrete Masonry Effective in Firewalls

August 23, 2016

From NCMA's eNews June 23, 2016 Although the physical properties of interior finishes and exterior cladding are important in preventing the spread of fire from room to room and from building to building, it is the structural members that connect and separate them that have the greatest effect on an interior fire once it has…
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Study Finds Insurance Costs Lower for Concrete and Masonry Buildings

May 18, 2016

From The Masonry Society Sustainability E-News Vol. 8 No. 9 - May 15, 2016 A new study of the property insurance costs for concrete, masonry and wood frame mid-rise residential buildings conducted by GLOBE Advisors and released by the Concrete Council of Canada reveals a substantial gap in the risks and insurance rates between the…
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SMART|dynamics of masonry Awards Program

May 18, 2016

Designing Masonry for ALL Its Worth celebrates masonry's ReBranding with new Prestigious Design Awards. Using the dynamics of masonry is proven a very SMART strategy. Architects are invited to submit projects in 9 categories acknowledging masonry’s unprecedented attributes. Show us your passion for designing with masonry and gain international recognition. ALL ENTRIES will be featured…
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