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Green Building News – Plan for Building Resilience

March 20, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMarch 15, 2019 The previous post introduced the concept of resilience as it applies to infrastructure and disaster relief. To continue this theme, let's look at what organizations are doing to encourage resilient building strategies. Read more.
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Registration Open for 13th North American Masonry Conference

March 8, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsFebruary 28, 2019 The 13th North American Masonry Conference will be held June 16–19, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Conference is hosted by Brigham Young University and is the latest in a series of quadrennial conferences sponsored by The Masonry Society. More than 150 papers from more than 20 countries are…
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Renovating Concrete Block Homes for Hurricane Victims

March 8, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsFebruary 28, 2019 "It's built like a tank," says Rev. Debra Andrew Maconaughey, rector at St. Columbia Episcopal Church in Marathon, Florida, explaining why she urged a relief agency to help on a down payment to purchase a concrete block apartment complex originally built in the 1960s. She and the church are renovating…
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Green Building News: Case Study

February 18, 2019

TMS Sustainablity E-NewsFebruary 15, 2019 One of the enduring benefits of masonry is its longevity. Adaptive reuse projects blend the appeal of the old with benefits of new construction. The link below showcases one example in NYC. ASTM E 3069 Standard Guide for Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Mass Masonry Walls for Changes to the Thermal…
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