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Leading Building Enclosure Designers to Speak at RCI's 2014 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology

RCI annual Symposium on Building Envelope Technology will feature 12 different educational sessions presented by leading building envelope designers. More

Basalite Brings Green Concrete Masonry to the Emerald City
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Basalite Brings Green Concrete Masonry to the Emerald City

Basalite announced expansion of its green concrete masonry offerings by installing... More

BIA Opens Entries for 25th Annual Brick in Architecture Awards
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BIA Opens Entries for 25th Annual Brick in Architecture Awards

Entries open on February 10 for the Brick Industry Association's   (BIA) Brick in... More

Center for Design Research
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Center for Design Research

The Center for Design Research is a response to the emerging culture and support... More

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Alexandria Police Headquarters

2012 Masonry Construction Project of the Year Awards Entry More

Brick By Brick
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Brick By Brick

A new competition redefines eco-friendly building. More

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Natural Stone Council Links Green Building Certification Programs and Genuine Stone

New case study outlines ways natural stone may contribute to sustainable design and construction. More

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Showcase: "Sustainable Beauty"
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Picture Perfect Pavers

The “green” movement has focused more attention on storm water runoff and the environmental effects of impervious surfaces. Increasingly, permeable systems that incorporate brick pavers in the installation are what both commercial and residential customers want: a filtration system without losing the aesthetic appeal of genuine clay pavers. More

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Masonry is Answer to Sustainability Question

When the school board in Spokane, Wash., entered the early planning stages to replace three aging urban buildings after the passage of a $165.3 million facility improvement bond, its primary design goals included durability and sustainability. Greg Brown, AIA, Director of Capitol Projects for Spokane Public Schools, said that keeping these goals in mind, concrete masonry was the “obvious choice” for the primary material the chosen schools. More

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