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Virtua Health & Wellness Center in Washington Township, N.J.,

Health & Wellness Center Benefits from State-of-the-Art Thin Stone System

Project: Virtua Health and Wellness Center, Washington Township, N.J.Architect: HGA Architects, Milwaukee, Wis.Product: ARRIS-clip Renaissance Units, Custom Color The healthcare industry is about more than helping the sick or injured get better; it also involves providing positive environments for healing and wellness. Building designers create healthcare facilities with user experience top-of-mind and seek high performance… Read more →

CTA Architects P.C. has completed the $10-million exterior renovation of the multi-building, 980-apartment Morningside Gardens co-op complex in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights section of Manhattan

CTA Architects Completes Massive Exterior Renovation at Morningside Gardens Co-Op Complex

The project team completes repairs to 560,000 square feet of façades and 80,500 square feet of roofs. CTA Architects P.C. has completed the $10-million exterior renovation of the multi-building, 980-apartment Morningside Gardens co-op complex in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights section of Manhattan. Morningside Heights Housing Corporation (MHHC), which manages the campus of six, 21-story residential… Read more →

2016 Brick in Architecture Award Winner (Commercial: Best In Class) Old Parkland Campus in Dallas, Texas.

BIA Opens Entries for 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards

Final Deadline is April 30 The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened its call for entries for the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards, the country’s premiere architectural design competition featuring clay brick. BIA’s annual awards honor outstanding, innovative, and sustainable architecture in 10 categories that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or… Read more →

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Unitized flashing installed on a CMU wall.

Flashing: Rules Never To Be Broken

The masonry industry is a proud group of professionals who build extraordinarily durable structures using time-honored techniques that have spanned generations. Discipline and mentoring are the keys to learning the rules that make up the complex trade. As with all things, masonry has rules that will and will not change over time.… Read more →

Echelon’s matching colored concrete blocks feature an integrated water repellent, as does the Amerimix mortar used to install it to battle degradation from heavy downpours on a building that bakes in the sun most of the time.

Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center Hits High Note with Exquisite Masonry Design and Enhanced

Mesa Community College (MCC) in Mesa, Ariz., serves the academic needs of nearly 26,000 students by offering more than 200 degrees and certificates in everything from biotechnology, computer science, and dental hygiene to mortuary science and urban horticulture. However, it was a re-dedication to music and the arts that gave birth to a new Performing Arts Center, acoustically fine-tuned with an inner and outer shell of sound-reflective masonry.… Read more →

Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery The Corcoran Gallery can be counted among the iconic adaptive reuse projects where laser scanning has provided the initial foundation for creating a full BIM model.

Mapping A Building’s Memory

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Attucks School in Kansas City, Mo., was built in 1905 for a cost of $36,811. By 1950, it enrolled more than 1,000 African-American students before becoming a desegregated elementary school in the 1960s.… Read more →

NewBrick installation at this recent Arby’s Restaurant renovation in New York. The white brick was manufactured in this color, eliminating the need for onsite painting.

Dryvit Provides New Options for Masons

Dryvit Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) in North America, has launched a breakthrough new brick product that can dramatically increase brick installation productivity for masons and provide new options for architects, contractors, and building owners who wish to include brick as part of a new or renovated building’s exterior cladding.… Read more →

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