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Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act introduced

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20 ,2020 Earlier this month, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (DCRA). This legislation, which is supported by several industry groups including NCMA, will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000…
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Masonry leading construction in remote Saskatchewan regions

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 At the end of June, Saskatchewan architect Heney Klypak of Wallace Klypak Architects Ltd. was called to a remote First Nations reserve to examine fire damage in a school’s change room caused by an electrical short in a vanity light. The damage was melted plastic, scorching to the laminate and…
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SRW Installer Certification available online

August 25, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 13, 2020 Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on in-person education, NCMA is now offering the Segmental Retaining Wall Basic Installer education course and certification examination online. The course includes video/audio and quizzes throughout to help increase understanding of important concepts in the online environment. Students can complete the course at their…
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Storing energy in red bricks

August 25, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 13, 2020 Brick has been used in walls and buildings for thousands of years, but rarely has been found fit for any other use. Now, chemists in Arts & Sciences at Washington University of St. Louis have developed a method to make or modify “smart bricks” that can store energy until required…
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