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In researching cladding options, the architect determined only the unit size available with masonry could create the subtlety of gentle swells and angled walls that were envisioned. Photo courtesy of Richard Filloramo Slopes, Angles & Curves With a unique trapezoidal-shaped site limiting Yale University’s Health Service’s Center footprint and an extensive program requiring the whole of the campus’ health...
Wildfires are often the result of human accidents, escaped controlled burns or may be triggered by lightning strikes. Photo courtesy of FEMA/Andrea Booher Designed to Burn? More than 5,000 homes per year in the United States are lost to wildfires. The homes are located where structures and other human develop­ment meet or inter­mingle...
Figure 1: Stages of an LCA as per ISO 14044:2006 Working procedure of LCA is iterative, as indicated by directional arrows. Complete and transparent results and conclu­sions are used in various ways. Importance of Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analy­tical method used to comprehen­sively quantify and interpret the energy and material flows to and from the environ­­ment over...
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Figure 1 – Six-story loadbearing masonry residential building in Ithaca, NY, designed  with BIM - Photo courtesy of HOLT Architects, PC
A core premise of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is t...
Safety manifests efficiencies - Photo by Odell Fowles
When safety becomes engrained into the culture of a compan...
Out-of-plane wall test of lap splice development length being performed by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. - Photos courtesy of Canada Masonry Design Centre
In 2004, the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Associati...
IMS Masonry (IMS) is closing in on two million manhours wi...
Who will be the World's Best Bricklayer? The bricklaying...
Ohio leads the nation with the number of Leadership in Ene...
WR MEADOWS’ AIR-SHIELD LMP is a water-based air/liquid moi...
Gary R. Johnson, president of MortarNet Solutions, and for...
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