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16 July 2014

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released new research findings indicating that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build project delivery.

16 July 2014

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative Continues Gaining Momentum with the New York State Concrete Masonry Association (NYSCMA) pledging to continue sponsorship and Duke Concrete Products of Queensbury, N.Y., coming on board as a new sponsor.

16 July 2014

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Belk Hall, a student housing facility for the college’s upper division students, is the first building certified under the 2013 Green Globes for New Construction (NC), according to GBI President Jerry Yudelson.

14 July 2014

The CavityComplete Wall System for Steel Stud with Masonry Veneer makes it easier to specify and detail an assembly with components that are tested and proven to work together.

10 July 2014

Every year, the Harry E. Ebright Award is given to a member of the South-West Section of the American Ceramic Society, for outstanding service to the industry.

BIM-M: A Work in Progress

It has been two years since the idea of Building Information Modeling – Masonry (BIM-M) was conceived, and what it means is still evolving. For many, BIM is 3D modeling taken to the extreme. For others, BIM is a process of designing, constructing and maintaining buildings that is all about information transfer and risk management. BIM-M is all of these applied to masonry buildings.

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Moisture Control Technology

Moisture is a simple word that can strike fear into the hearts of installers, general contractors and building owners. When those in the construction and masonry industry think about moisture...

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Designs for Healthy Building Envelopes

Taking a page directly from the “How to Effectively Combine Aesthetics and Function” manual, some innovative, new masonry products have successfully addressed industry concerns about moisture damage with traditional siding products. A few of these concrete products blend the classic and elegant craftsmanship of European design with patented technology to make a product that not only looks great, but also is environmentally conscious.

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Automation Technology Plays a Key Role in Transportation Hub Renovation Project

A family-owned company in Livonia, Mich., Custom Stone Works (CSW) began in the granite business in 1999, and eventually went on to fabricate Indiana limestone for residential and commercial projects. CSW’s portfolio includes schools, churches, banks...

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Masonry Cleaning

Who accepts responsibility when your employees don’t know what they’re doing? You’re smart, you work hard, and you’ve already realized that employee training takes both time and money. You’ve identified your problem; your issue becomes, what to do about it!

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Project Spotlight: The ‘Hospital of the Future’

After a decade of planning and roughly three years of construction, a hospital consisting of 118,000 square feet of thin stone, 5,400 tons of steel, 19,700 yards of concrete, and 18 million feet of cable opened its state-of-the-art doors. Virtua Voorhees, “The Hospital of the Future” as it is known, is situated on 125 acres in Voorhees, a New Jersey suburb within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of Masonry Design, we highlight a stone-clad healthcare facility in New Jersey that is touted as the “hospital of the future.” Additionally, the issue features an update on BIM-M, articles on masonry cleaning and moisture control, as well as a look at how automation technology helped a stone company redevelop a transit center. 

Table of Contents
BIM-M: A Work in Progress
Moisture Control Technology
Designs for Healthy Building Envelopes
Automation Technology Plays a Key Role in Transportation Hub Renovation Project
Masonry Cleaning
The 'Hospital of the Future'

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