Tag Archives: multi-family housing

Concrete masonry used for architectural effects in multi-family project

November 27, 2017

From NCMA's eNews November 22, 2017 The Masonry, a multi-family house in South Korea, is balanced with a playful “scale” , the building itself and the exterior large concrete blocks that comprise of its façade. The house is composed of two units, bisected east and west. Interior stairs run as a spine throughout two units. These…
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Fire at construction site deepens housing crisis in Oakland

July 20, 2017

From NCMA's eNews July 13, 2017 Last week’s mega fire in Oakland adds to a growing list of wood-framed apartment fires that have cost millions of dollars in damages and put lives at risk across the country. While under construction, these buildings are extremely vulnerable, where non-combustible building materials would eliminate these disasters. Flames and…
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The plans to rebuild luxury apartments destroyed in historic fire

September 20, 2016

From NCMA's eNews September 15, 2016 AvalonBay Apartments in Edgewater, New Jersey, presented plans to rebuild an apartment building destroyed in a massive blaze, this time with beefed up fire safety features. Approximately 500 people in 240 units lost their homes in the Jan. 21, 2015 fire, which started when maintenance workers accidentally sparked it while…
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Wood construction: How does it stack up?

September 12, 2016

From NCMA's eNews September 8, 2016 About 87% of the country's multifamily construction used wood framing in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Builders used steel framing, wood's closest competitor, about 4% of the time, with concrete, concrete insulated forms and other framing methods making up the balance. Therefore, earlier this month, when the…
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