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NCMA offers free education courses for designers

May 2, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 25, 2019 There are two, and they're both FREE. The first is called "Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficient Solution", and it's available here. The second and latest is "The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry", and it's available here.
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NCMA’s The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry

March 29, 2019

The National Concrete Masonry Association has developed a new FREE continuing education course on, an educational website for architects, specifiers, engineers and construction professionals. The course fulfills AIA CES credits and is called "The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry." It delves into the perceptions and cost-effective benefits of the building solution as influenced by…
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After tornado, Texas homeowners building safe houses out of block

March 18, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 14, 2019 In the wake of devastating tornadoes in Lubbock, Texas, local home builders are reporting about half of their customers are including storm shelters, or safe houses, in the design plans for their new homes. The rooms are built completely out of concrete block, rebar, and concrete. Lubbock Fire and Rescue…
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