Performance Metrics

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Architects to Help Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it has agreed to support a new performance-based guide developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The National Performance-Based Design Guide (NPBDG) is the first broad-reaching performance-based tool for use by facility owners and building industry professionals. More

High-Performance Exterior for Loyola University New Orleans Renovation of Monroe Hall
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High-Performance Exterior for Loyola University New Orleans Renovation of Monroe Hall

Cost-saving facade option brought to light by New Orleans mason contractor More

New Rugged, Windows-based, 12.5” FHD tablet
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New Rugged, Windows-based, 12.5” FHD tablet

Motion Computing introduces the Motion® R12 Rugged Platform, designed to empower... More

ASTM Committee on Manufactured Masonry Units Elects Chin as Chairman
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ASTM Committee on Manufactured Masonry Units Elects Chin as Chairman

Ian Chin, vice president and senior principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates... More

Oldcastle Architectural Donates $10,000 To Skills USA’s National Masonry Program
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Oldcastle Architectural Donates $10,000 To Skills USA’s National Masonry Program

Oldcastle Architectural has donated $10,000 to Skills USA, providing the... More

Fast-Cure Hybrid Epoxy
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Fast-Cure Hybrid Epoxy

Epcon S7 is a fast cure hybrid epoxy for concrete applications from ITW Red Head. ... More

Standing up to the Weather
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Standing up to the Weather

Test determines single-wythe block water resistance. More

Project of the Year: Best Sustainable
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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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