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Study: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

November 15, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsNovember 15, 2019 Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that…
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The business of ballistics: Why masonry is unparalleled – Testing part 1

October 18, 2019

From TMS SustainabilityE-NewsOctober 15, 2019 Placed within the context of senseless acts of violence, building materials can be a factor in the equation of protecting people. Structural brick, the primary product that was tested in this process, is unique as compared to brick veneer in that it can be filled with grout and reinforced with…
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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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Online Auction of Masonry Resources

October 18, 2019

TMSOctober 14, 2019 This 3rd online auction by TMS Fellow Member Rochelle Jaffe ends Oct. 30th. Fifty percent of the proceeds are donated to TMS. To review the items being offered and to place a bid, click here.
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Special Inspection Webinar Series Continues: Recordings Available for Earlier Webinars

October 7, 2019

From TMS E-NewsletterOctober 1, 2019 The Masonry Society (TMS) 9-webinar series on Special Inspection of Structural Masonry continues into October, and recordings of past webinars are available for purchase. The webinar series is an excellent primer for anyone who plans to become a Structural Masonry Special Inspector (SMSI), or is new to masonry. It also…
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