Tag Archives: fire safety

Local Iowa newspaper asks if new city apartments are safe

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Anna Banarjee, a columnist for the Daily Iowan -- a news outlet that's been covering Iowa City, Iowa since the late 1800s -- asks if her city's new apartment buildings are safe in the light of a recent Bloomberg article and the controversial trend of "cheap stick framing." To read…
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Why America’s new apartment buildings all look the same

March 6, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 21, 2019 A recent article investigates apartment construction in the United States, and identifies that "cheap stick framing has led to the proliferation of blocky, forgettable mid-rises -- and more from construction fires." The article traces the movement in this construction type throughout the twentieth century, which increased significantly after the year 2000,…
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Australia’s concrete masonry industry demands action on fire safety

February 18, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 14, 2019 Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-story buildings. Following the recent emergency at the Neo 200 tower in Melbourne, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA), Think Brick Australia, and Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) have called on…
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