Tag Archives: fire

How one block home defied a massive wildfire

April 5, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 4, 2019 Half a decade ago, a California man by the name of Jeremy Wolf (pictured above) built a new home in the fire zone in Ojai Valley, in California. When the massively devastating Thomas Fire blazed through, it reached his property. But it didn't burn it down. He says it's due…
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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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