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Masonry Ordinances Bring Quality to Cities and Communities

More city planners are managing urban sprawl's effect on their communities' commercial buildings and housing quality through building ordinances that require more masonry in new construction.

Raising the Bar for the Built Environment

This is an exciting time in  the masonry industry. Joel Arthur Barker writes in  Paradigms, the Business of Discovering the Future,  "Don't wait for the trends to develop.  Instead, watch for people messing with the  rules that is the earliest sign of significant  change."  topics covered : self consolidating grout, load bearing masonry, fire resistance.

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Raising the Bar for the Built Environment

This is an exciting time in  the masonry industry. Joel Arthur Barker writes in  Paradigms, the Business of Discovering the Future,  "Don't wait for the trends to develop.  Instead, watch for people messing with the  rules that is the earliest sign of significant  change."  topics covered : self consolidating grout, load bearing masonry, fire resistance.

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Major Changes in Design using steel studs and rigid insulation - Tolerances in poured concrete foundations for masonry, good limestone cap details

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LEED Program and masonry, we're already there .. .   Fire Protection, Codes, etc.

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Real R values - Thermal shorting of studs leaves R values less than desireable in stud walls

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