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15 September 2014

ASTM International has published ASTM C1790-14, Standard Specification for Fly Ash Facing Brick.

15 September 2014

CalStar Products is expanding its brick offerings with six new sizes. Like all of CalStar’s bricks, the units incorporate 37 percent recycled content and eliminate the need for kiln-firing, typical of traditional clay brick.

15 September 2014

Lawrence, Kan.-based PROSOCO, a custom formulator of specialty cleaners and protective treatments for masonry and concrete, has produced a short video on the sustainability of masonry.

10 September 2014

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) invites consultants (architects, engineers, contractors, BIM specialists etc.) to submit a proposal for either or both Project 1 or Project 2, involving the creation of models and details of masonry buildings using Autodesk REVIT 2014.

04 September 2014

A new online guide launched by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains the many benefits of “green infrastructure” — designed systems that harness nature to create proven benefits for communities and the environment.

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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