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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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Architizer highlights five eye-popping CMU residences

September 16, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsSeptember 15, 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 projects celebrate contemporary CMU design. To view them, click here.  
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The power of building and energy codes

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 According to insurance broker Aon’s annual report, “Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight,” the total global economic cost of weather disasters reached $215 billion in 2018. What can be done to protect human life and property in the face of these catastrophes? One key element in strengthening our communities is…
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