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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.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Ark.

21C BentonvilleSince it opened in November 2011, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has attracted more than one million visitors to Bentonville, Ark., a once sleepy small town now known to the world as the headquarters for Walmart.

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The Evolution of Thru-Wall Flashings for Masonry Walls

Remember pagers? Remember cell phones the size of a shoebox? Remember when architectural drawings and details were done by hand? One thing we know for sure is that things continually change all around us.

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Masonry Flashing for Exterior Openings

Moisture entering buildings has the potential to cause problems for the health and well being of the building inhabitants if the building envelope is not designed and constructed properly. Thus, the flashing of masonry for exterior openings is tremendously important to architects, engineers, and contractors.

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Recycling Historic Masonry Buildings: A Win-Win for the Public

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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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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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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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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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masonry design

Spring 2014

Welcome to the Spring 2014 issue of Masonry Design! In this issue, read about the rehab of two structures in Houston, the new 21c Museum Hotel in Arkansas, and specifying & designing masonry flashing.

Table of Contents
21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Ark.
The Evolution of Thru-Wall Flashings for Masonry Walls
Masonry Flashing for Exterior Openings
Recycling Historic Masonry Buildings: A Win-Win for the Public

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