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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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Vietnam home blends breeze blocks with other elements

December 6, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 27, 2019 Built in a bustling neighborhood of Da Nang City, Vietnam, the three-story Coi House is hard to miss thanks to its textured facade and keen use of breeze block. The second and third floors are wrapped in a white curtain wall that’s perforated with breeze block shapes, which allow slivers…
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Energy-efficient masonry housing project wins 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize

October 18, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsOctober 15, 2019 The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich, England winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building. Designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, the highly energy-efficient residential development meets Passivehaus standards, with annual energy costs estimated to be 70…
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NYC architect sees CMU as urban housing solution

September 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsAugust 29, 2019 In design competition and exhibition presented by both AIANY and New York City's Department of Housing Development and Preservation (HPD) that allowed city agencies to explore how vacant lots could be used for affordable housing one firm, Brooklyn-based Only If, chose a smart solution that involved concrete masonry. They proposed…
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Architizer highlights five eye-popping CMU residences

August 19, 2019

From NCMA eNewsAugust 8, 2019 Architizer recently highlighted five designs that rethink CMU construction and detailing. As versatile units, the blocks can double as structural frames and base systems for veneer applications. Showcasing how concrete masonry can be used throughout low-rise buildings, the subsequent projects celebrate contemporary CMU design. To view them, click here.
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