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22 April 2014

The American Concrete Institute is hosting a one-day seminar is for engineers, architects, specifiers, public agencies, and anyone else involved in the designing and specifying of masonry structures.

22 April 2014

Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" that would create an industry giant with a combined $44 billion in annual revenues.

22 April 2014

Noel Janacek, a senior engineer well known in Texas’s architecture and engineering community, has been named Kleinfelder's new Retaining Wall Technical Practice Leader.

21 April 2014

Each year a committee of SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal editors and writers identify and honor the most promising young executives in sports business under the age of 40. The 2014 class includes 360 Architecture principal, Nate Appleman.

17 April 2014

The 105,000-square-foot facility, once an abandoned warehouse in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood, now stands as a community-focused learning hub that houses three schools: LEARN Excel (K-5), LEARN 7 Elementary, and LEARN 8 Middle.

Permeable Paver Makes The Grade

Pavers Near Heating PlantProduct case studies often examine the potential problem-solving nature of products such as speed of installation, labor savings and the like. But when it comes to performance, it is often expressed by contractors or building managers in terms of expectations for the future, thereby remaining a mystery as to how the product fared months or even years later.

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The Functionality of Pavers

Paver Link pavers in Sutton ParkDecades ago, in every small town in America, the local high school was the center of the community. You attended the school, graduated from there, and then sent your kids there. And, on Friday nights, the football team and the marching band drew you back once again, to build memories that would last a lifetime.

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Product Benchmarking for Greener Buildings

Hancock Elementary SchoolSelecting masonry products requires consideration of a number of attributes – performance, aesthetics and cost, to name just a few. If you’re working on a green building, the list grows. Products for sustainable projects require an additional level of scrutiny to determine environmental impacts, including operational and embodied energy, carbon footprint, and impact on human and ecosystem health.

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Lafayette College Arts Plaza in Easton, Pa.

Lafayette College Art PlazaThe American Institute of Architects (AIA), Pennsylvania Chapter awarded a 2013 Citation of Merit to the recently completed Lafayette College Arts Plaza in Easton, Pa. Spillman Farmer Architects (SFA) of Bethlehem, Pa., served as the project’s architect.

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Air Barriers: Impermeable or Permeable?

masonry architectureAir infiltration of buildings causes significant heating/cooling energy loss and permits moisture and condensation to collect in the walls. This interstitial condensation creates significant problems for buildings and occupants alike, including poor air quality, mold and mildew, and even structural damage.

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Masonry And BIM: The Next Level

masonry architectureIt’s important to first note that Building Information Modeling (BIM) is not a product. It is a concept – a process – that involves digital models of a building. Several software companies make versions of BIM software. The software creates 3D models that represent every aspect of what a building is or could be, from exteriors to internal function.

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Lightweight Block, Heavyweight Benefits

masonry architectureSix constructed block warehouses at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore are a testament to on-time and on-budget delivery. Built by St. John Properties, the buildings provided the center with a distinct advantage, both in the way they were constructed and the resources used – time, labor and materials.

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The Three-Part Rule for Moisture Management

masonry architectureThe three-part rule of moisture management is to “get moisture off of, out of and away from a construction detail as quickly as possible.” However, we are left with the nagging questions: Off to where? Out to where? Away to where?

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masonry design

Winter 2013-14

Welcome to the Winter 2013-14 issue of Masonry Design! In this issue, read about the practicality and beauty of permeable pavers, masonry products for green building and the LEED certified Arts Plaza at Lafayette College.

Table of Contents
Permeable Paver Makes The Grade
The Functionality of Pavers
Product Benchmarking for Greener Buildings
Lafayette College Arts Plaza in Easton, Pa.

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