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Dryvit Secures U.S. Patent on NewBrick™ Technology

July 21, 2017 — Dryvit Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) in North America, announced that a patent has been issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on its NewBrick product, which launched in late 2016. Many innovative elements of NewBrick formed the basis of this patent. One of… Read more →

The World’s Most Innovative Brick Buildings of the Last 15 Years

July 14, 2017 — Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC, and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of… Read more →

GRAPHISOFT and Black Spectacles Offer Online ARCHICAD Course

July 14, 2017 — GRAPHISOFT North America has partnered with Black Spectacles, an online learning resource, to create ARCHICAD for Beginners, a four-and-a-half-hour course that teaches the basics of ARCHICAD. The easy-to-follow course will be led by Josh Bone, architect and BIM expert recognized for proficiency in technology integration. He will demonstrate how to create… Read more →

MC&MCA Announces 2018 Awards Program

Excellence in Concrete & Masonry Design and Construction Awards  13 July 2017 — The Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association (MC&MCA) is proud to announce its 37th Annual Excellence in Concrete & Masonry Design and Construction awards contest. The online applications for the 2018 contest will go “live” on August 1. The application process will… Read more →

PROSOCO’s R-Guard System Now Carries Declare Labels

PROSOCO has announced that it now offers a complete R-Guard air and water barrier system whose components all carry Declare labels. If you’ve ever been involved in a Living Building Challenge project, you are likely starved for a simpler process of specifying and documenting material ingredients. PROSOCO knows from experience what that process looks like:… Read more →

Recent Features

This Whole Foods market in Oklahoma City, Okla., the exterior of which was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates, not only provides electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot but also features a flexible seating pavilion with an adjacent outdoor terrace. Photos by Scott McDonald.

Masonry Anchors Live/Work/Play Environments

Our buildings reflect our society, and as technology and other trends blur the traditional lines between work and home, the spaces where we live, work and play mirror these changes. Masonry often performs a big role in these multi-use facilities, creating a sense of place and setting a tone for these buildings and the spaces within them.… Read more →

AvidXChange, a Charlotte-based automated payment software firm, acquired the naming rights for the former North Carolina Music Factory, and is building its new corporate headquarters in the mixed-use district.

Achieving Authentic, Traditional Design for a Technology Campus of the Future

Long established as one of the nation’s top banking centers, Charlotte, N.C., is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. One of the drivers for Charlotte’s robust growth is the city’s attractiveness to businesses looking to relocate or expand their headquarters there — from energy and technology corporations to financial companies and entrepreneurs.… Read more →

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