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Oct 16, 2019, 1:29 PM
Dunlap joined SmithGroup in 1999 and possesses nearly 20 years of experience in architecture and construction. A recognized authority in the field of exterior building envelopes and thermal analysis, his expertise has helped to resolve complex technical issues at historic architectural gems like the Smithsonian Institution’s Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC; the Eliel Saarinen-designed Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and the Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, Massachusetts. His knowledge has also shaped newly constructed facilities such as Alameda County Highland Hospital’s Acute Tower Replacement, Oakland, California and Emory University Hospital’s Expansion, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Oct 16, 2019, 1:25 PM
Held in June at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City UT, the 13th North American Masonry Conference (NAMC) drew more than 220 individuals from more than 20 countries.
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Oct 16, 2019, 1:22 PM
The Virginia Masonry Association (VMA) has announced its new Masonry Apprenticeship Training Program. In July, members of VMA met with representatives from the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) who approved VMA’s proposal for its apprenticeship program curriculum.
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Oct 16, 2019, 1:20 PM
Charles Newsome, retired vice president of Johnson Concrete and Carolina Stalite, in Salisbury, NC, was inducted into The National Concrete Masonry Association’s Hall of Fame at the association’s annual Midyear Meeting in Seattle, WA.
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Oct 16, 2019, 1:11 PM
Richard M. Bennett, P.E., PhD, professor and director at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and David Biggs, principal of Biggs Consulting Engineering in Saratoga Springs, NY, were presented with NCMA’s Champions Award at the association’s Midyear Meeting in Seattle, WA in August.
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Oct 16, 2019, 12:12 PM
Introducing the New Great Minds of SMART dynamics of masonry! Joe Bonifate, Tom Cuneio and Fred Dunand. Click to read more
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Oct 16, 2019, 12:08 PM
National design firm Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) (Southfield, MI) (ENR #185) announced its merger with data center designer Integrated Design Group (Boston, MA). According to Peter Devereaux, FAIA, Chairman of HED, this is a natural step for the firm. “We are committed to strategic growth that increases the firm’s ability to create positive impacts for our clients and their stakeholders,” he says. “Bringing the ID team into the HED family is a step on our journey toward expanding our expertise and enabling a greater impact for our clients. It also allows us to reach new audiences — both in this new market sector for HED and in all the sectors we serve in the regions surrounding Boston and Dallas.”
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Oct 16, 2019, 12:03 PM
Through its US subsidiary General Shale, the Wienerberger Group recently acquired Pennsylvania-based Watsontown Brick. With this move, Wienerberger broadens its market footprint in the Northeastern US regions of New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as in Canada. Heimo Scheuch, Wienerberger CEO says, “Watsontown Brick, a leading supplier of high-quality facing bricks, is a perfect fit for us. Moreover, this acquisition strengthens our business in the urban construction market in major agglomerations. By swiftly integrating Watsontown Brick into our existing US platform, we will drive the optimization of the company’s performance in terms of costs and products.” According to Wienerberger, the 110-year-old Watsontown Brick operates a modern and highly efficient production site with four manufacturing lines and a production capacity of 92 million standard brick units.
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Oct 16, 2019, 11:59 AM
Oldcastle APG has announced the acquisition of Allied Concrete Products. Since 1945, Allied has been an established leader in hardscapes under the Eagle Bay® brand, along with Allied concrete masonry and lightweight aggregates in the Richmond/Tidewater VA region.  In addition to expanding product offerings, the acquisition strengthens Oldcastle APG’s ability to service mid-Atlantic hardscape and masonry installers with a full line of quality masonry paver and wall system products. The acquisition adds two locations to APG’s footprint: a state-of-the-art paver and concrete masonry manufacturing facility in Richmond and a concrete masonry manufacturing facility in Chesapeake. oldcastleapg.com
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Oct 16, 2019, 11:48 AM
Kirk Edens, Chairman of the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has announced that James Cain, as Executive Director of SCMA, brings more than 20 years experience in sales and market promotion with companies in the aggregate industry, including CEMEX and Titan America. A graduate of Appalachian State University, he is a volunteer with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and other charitable organizations. 704.352.6831 | jcain@scmaonline.com
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