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A U.S. embassy, India, & the birth of screen block

January 10, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 9, 2020 In the middle of the 20th century, in 1954, on the other side of the planet in another desert climate, the U.S. State Department chose New York architect Edward Durell Stone to design the new American Embassy in New Delhi. The defining element for the new embassy was a brise-soleil,…
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NCMA Solutions Center: What can I do to prevent termite infiltration in a building?

January 3, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 2, 2020 Termites can cause extensive damage to a building structure and concrete masonry is one of the best products available for termite resistance. Along with incorporating concrete masonry in building construction, other strategies include minimizing cracks in walls and slabs, providing access to inspect for termite tunnels, and removing all wood…
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NCMA seeking load-bearing CMU case study projects

January 3, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 2, 2020 Know of a great project that deserves some recognition? Tell NCMA about it and they'll have it profiled and featured on the NCMA website as well as on their social media and other communications. Simply email Nick Lang.
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Center in Costa Rica developing process to use plastic waste in CMU

December 30, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 11, NumberDecember 30, 2019 The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. According to the CEO, CMU is their "volume product target." To read more, click here. 
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