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NCMA Solutions Center: Is there any guidance available for crack control in high seismic areas for concrete masonry walls?

February 12, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 7, 2019 Yes. The “Engineered Method” is a method that was developed to provide a rational approach to crack control, particularly for high seismic areas. The engineered method uses a Crack Control Coefficient (CCC) which indicates anticipated wall movement, and is determined based on mix design of units, production, and curing methods. For…
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Grenfell-style cladding removed from only 15% of high-rises in UK

February 12, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 7, 2019 Thousands of people are living in fear after it was revealed that dangerous Grenfell Tower-style cladding has only been removed from 15% of high-rise buildings identified by the government of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the disaster, official figures show. Only 67 of 437 buildings in England above 18 meters…
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New online concrete masonry course now being offered to architects

February 12, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 7, 2019 Architects can earn AIA-approved continuing education credits by taking a new online course that was created by NCMA and is now being offered through AEC Daily. It's titled "The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry" and it addresses perceptions and showcases the benefits and cost-competitiveness of concrete masonry construction, influenced by recent changes…
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Check out brand new technology sessions at the 13th NAMC in Utah

February 1, 2019

NCMA eNewsJanuary 31, 2019 Innovation is great. Innovation put to practice opens minds, expands markets, and challenges the status quo. If you have a new masonry product…a novel masonry system…a better way to design or construct masonry – you have innovative masonry technology. In the first of its kind, the 13th North American Masonry Conference…
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