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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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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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Masonry Anchors Live/Work/Play Environments

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.…

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MCAA Webinar: BIM Coordination for Masonry

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will host a webinar on BIM Coordination for Masonry on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. Central. The free online webinar is sponsored by Cad Blox LLC. The presentation will discuss the rise of full coordination for masonry and the impact it is having on the construction…

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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.…

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Bonded by Brick

Five years ago, the University Center of Lake County, a partnership between 18 Illinois colleges and universities, operated classrooms in shared buildings. However, it had no core facility – no “face” to show the community.

The first facility of its kind in Illinois, the $19.8-million University Center of Lake County provides that face. The 91,000-square-foot, stand-alone academic center enables the organization to offer degree and workforce development programs from all its partner institutions under one roof.…

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Onsite Masonry Production from Diverted Excavation

Watershed Materials is teaming up with Westlake Urban and Alpha Group to explore a solution to a problem that real estate developers often face—excavation that has to be moved off a construction site to make way for new buildings. Rather than haul off the excavation spoils and then import thousands of concrete masonry units (CMUs) for use at the project, the developers and Watershed Materials are working together to repurpose native excavation material right at the job site to create the structural masonry blocks used in the development. Truckloads of offhaul and truckloads of imported building materials could be eliminated by using the excavation to make the structural block, adaptively reusing waste to produce onsite building materials.…

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Saving A Building And A Forgotten Work Of Art

The Italian Hall Building that serves as the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles was constructed between 1907-1908. The ground floor of the two-story unreinforced brick masonry building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was home to several shops. The second floor hosted numerous banquets, weddings, meetings, and concerts. Located on historic Olvera Street, the building is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, a historic district that is the oldest section of Los Angeles.…

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