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Fastbrick to Build Its Second Bricklaying Robot

Fastbrick Robotics has decided to start building a second prototype Hadrian X, the commercial version of its one-armed bricklaying robot. Mark Pivac, Chief Technology Officer, says the the board has agreed to adopt the latest high-technology best practices and invest in a second Hadrian X prototype. “The second Hadrian X will be assembled and tested…

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Brick Provides Contrast, Consistency in School Construction

1 November 2017 — The school campus that comprises Mae Jemison High School and Ronald McNair Junior High School in Huntsville, Ala., is a study in contrasts: the traditional and the modern, the old and the new, the past and the future. But mostly this place is about the future and about the possibilities that…

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Studio KO Celebrates Yves Saint Laurent With Marrakech Museum

26 October 2017 — A lace-like brickwork facade and an interior inspired by a couture jacket lining are some of the fashion-inspired features of Studio KO‘s Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech. Dedicated to the work of legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the 4,000-square-metre building is the first dedicated fashion museum in Africa. It includes…

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Domino Sugar Factory Reimagined

New Design by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism to Be Presented Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission 11 October 2017 — Plans to transform the Domino Sugar refinery building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, into offices are taking a new turn: Beyer Blinder Belle’s design for the project has been scrapped, and developer Two Trees Management has now brought…

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Eldorado Stone Expands With New Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

10 October 2017 — Eldorado Stone has opened a new 432,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Greencastle, Pa. It consolidates operations from a manufacturing plant near Greencastle and a distribution facility in Hagerstown, Md. Eldorado Stone will be moving from a 90,000-sq.-ft. building to another nearly five times bigger in Antrim Commons Business Park . “By…

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Jay Cox Celebrates 40 Years With Acme Brick

September 26, 2017 — Jay Cox has reached a milestone that few individuals ever do with one company. He has now served Acme Brick for 40 years. Cox was hired by Bob Marks and Harrold Melton in June 1977 as a management trainee. In 1977, he assumed the sales representative position for the Southwest territory at…

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Conklin Hall Re-Opens After $12 Million Renovation

Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Stalco Construction and BRB Architects Celebrate the Re-opening of Conklin Hall September 26, 2017 — The leadership of the Farmingdale State College (SUNY), political leaders, general contractor Stalco Construction, and BRB Architects celebrated the re-opening of the Conklin Hall student center following a complete redevelopment and renovation of the building. Farmingdale…

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Acme Brick Co. Earns Seventh Consecutive “Partners of Choice Award”

David Weekley Homes, the largest privately held home builder in the United States, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its measurement for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice Award” in 2004. Input from nearly 1,000 David Weekley team members is used to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback to these suppliers, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers.…

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Tornado Season Underscores the Importance of Reinforced Masonry Wall Systems

Although peak tornado season typically occurs April through June, violent outbursts struck early this year and featured one of the largest tornado events to ever occur in winter. The January 21–23 spate of storms produced 79 confirmed tornadoes across the Deep South from Texas to South Carolina, resulting in the second-deadliest January outbreak on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. averages more than 1,000 tornadoes per year — more than any other country. Annual insurance losses from U.S. tornadoes and thunderstorms range in the billions, with the costliest event occurring in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and nearby areas in April 2011, resulting in $7.8 billion in insured damages.…

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Acme Brick Introduces TC Cladding

www.brick.com A new “green” cladding product from Acme Brick Co. combines all the benefits of masonry in new sizes and uses a fast method of application. Acme TC (terra cotta) Cladding is manufactured to strict tolerances in an ISO9001-certified plant, ensuring trouble-free installation. These panels combine light weight, durability and low maintenance with a fresh,…

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