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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
Masonry Design Video Gallery
Driwall Rainscreen Quick Installation Instruction Video
Keene Building Product's Driwall Rainscreen Quick Installation Instruction Video.
LathNet Drainage Demo
Good practice recognizes the need for drainage and ventilation in adhered masonry veneer installations. LathNet is a patented solution that combines drainage mesh and metal lath into a single component that streamlines installation. LathNet provides a continuous drainage plane between the lath and weather-resistant barrier.
Glenbard West High School Expansion and Renovations
Administrators and teachers reveal how a community-supported construction project relieves overcrowding, modernizes the science department, and preserves the historic style of their 94-year-old high school.
Masonry in Sustainable Buildings
VISIT US AT: http://Prosoco.com - How long a building lasts, how resilient it is, that's important. This video showcases the resiliency of masonry, in an easy, to understand manner.
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 →
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 →
Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped as new technologies enter the playing field.1 By looking toward the future, particularly the nascent technologies of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals.… Read more →
Because of the iterative nature of design, most designers use several software applications for the different design phases of a project. This can be both frustrating and a waste of precious time and resources. … Read more →