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How the year 1933 can help you size up a Type III structure

A 1933 earthquake in Los Angeles damaged many unreinforced masonry structures. Firefighters looking at masonry buildings built after that find a different story. More

Making Sure Brick Veneer Performs Properly
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Making Sure Brick Veneer Performs Properly

Whether you're using full-sized bricks or brick veneer, here's how to make sure it... More

Group Releases New Stone Installation Video
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Group Releases New Stone Installation Video

Modules are self-contained and arranged so that they can be watched individually... More

A “Flaky” Approach to Coiling Cords
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A “Flaky” Approach to Coiling Cords

In last April’s issue, for the Q&A column, I answered a question about the “... More

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Measuring Segmental Retaining Wall Units
Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practice Guide from the NCMA
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Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practice Guide from the NCMA

The NCMA's Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practices Guide uses several decades... More

Casting a Bigger, Better Block
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Casting a Bigger, Better Block

Developer hopes to cast a new approach to masonry construction. More

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Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile Revised

C67 - Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile has been revised to C67-14 developed by Committee C15.02, ASTM BOS Volume 04.05. More

Concrete Masonry Product Rules Released
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Concrete Masonry Product Rules Released

ASTM International, with the National Concrete Masonry Association and... More

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Coming Soon: Accelerated Payments to Subcontractors

Through a new program, Textura, Greensill Capital and Morgan Stanley will enable general contractors to provide accelerated payments to subcontractors. More

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