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Vietnam home blends breeze blocks with other elements

December 6, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 27, 2019 Built in a bustling neighborhood of Da Nang City, Vietnam, the three-story Coi House is hard to miss thanks to its textured facade and keen use of breeze block. The second and third floors are wrapped in a white curtain wall that’s perforated with breeze block shapes, which allow slivers…
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How masonry fulfilled the green wishes of the Choctaw

December 5, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 27, 2019 If anyone in the South knows about the sanctity of its land, it's the Choctaw. Of the 40 million acres that make up Mississippi, they once had dominion over 11 million of them. So when it came time for a major addition to one of the communities elementary schools, sustainability…
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An award-winning architect on why she loves CMU

November 15, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 14, 2019 "It’s so flexible, CMU. It’s a very easy material to make work. As an architect that builds many different types of buildings, it’s a nice material to use for creating new ideas because it is so flexible." To read the full story, click here.
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NCMA Solutions Center: TEK 10-02D updated with new provisions

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 NCMA’s TEK Note on the empirical method for control joint locations has recently been updated to reflect new provisions for control joint spacing for reduced height CMU. For assemblies using 4 inch nominal height CMU, new recommendation limit the maximum spacing of control joints to 1.5 times the wall height,…
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