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…

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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…

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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:…

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Keene Acquires Village Plastics Company

July 8, 2017 — Keene Family of Companies announced an addition to its portfolio. Village Plastics Company has been acquired and will join Keene Building Products, Dependable, LLC and Continental Products, Ltd. Village Plastics is still running 24 hours a day with the management staff that includes John Hosbach as manager. Village Plastics Co. is a precision manufacturer…

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A. Rhett Whitlock Awarded ASTM Manufactured Masonry Units Top Award

In June 2017, ASTM International’s committee on Manufactured Masonry Units (C15) presented its top annual award — the Award of Merit — to A. Rhett Whitlock, president of WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions…

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Camarata Masonry Wins 2017 AMCH Golden Trowel Awards

In an effort to recognize and encourage excellence in all phases of masonry construction, the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston (AMCH), in association with the Texas Masonry Council, bestow the Golden Trowel Awards. The Golden Trowel Award is given annually to an architect, a general contractor or owner, and a masonry contractor demonstrating excellence in…

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Free Hands-On Workshop: Utilizing Scan Data in Popular Building Applications

AEC Professionals are constantly striving to improve speed, quality and safety on the projects they execute. One emerging technology impacting all three of these areas is 3D laser scanning. FARO Technologies and U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) are hosting a series of hands-on workshops this month. One will be held on June 29 at BuiltWorlds…

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DEWALT Announces Digital Solutions for a Fully Connected Jobsite

DEWALT has announced the latest in jobsite connectivity with an unprecedented effort to make building more efficient through digital solutions. Over the coming months, DEWALT will launch a fully connected system, including WiFi mesh network and, later, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to enhance productivity, profitability, and safety on the jobsite. Due to the increase…

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LafargeHolcim Appoints Jan Jenisch as CEO

LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Jan Jenisch as CEO, effective 16 October 2017. Since January 2012, Jenisch has been the CEO of Sika AG, which develops and produces systems and products for the building materials and automotive sectors. He joined Sika in 1996 and has worked in various management functions and countries. He was appointed to the Management Board in 2004 as…

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