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A revised version of ASTM C1532-19 and C1717 are now available

June 21, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 20, 2019 ASTM has published updated versions of standards for the selection, removal, and shipment of manufactured masonry units and masonry specimens from existing construction (ASTM C1532) and for conducting strength tests on masonry wall panels (ASTM C1717). The standards are now available at ASTM. For C1532-19, click here. For C1717, click…
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Economist: Mass timber is not an environmental benefit

June 21, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 20, 2019 In a story recently published in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "YaleEnvironment 360", John Talberth, a sustainability economist, says the idea that mass timber is a silver bullet for a healthy environment is a myth. "We want to debunk the myth that mass timber is in any…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Is tooling mortar joints necessary?

June 18, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 13, 2019 Yes, tooling mortar joints is necessary, not only for aesthetic reasons but proper tooling of mortar joints also improves the weather resistance of the masonry assembly. See TEK 5-16 Aesthetic Design With Concrete Masonry for more information.
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