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Designers and BAC Craftworkers Team Up to Imagine Community Health Centers at Masonry Camp

It’s a rare opportunity that designers and craftworkers get to come together to collaborate on a project. Masonry Camp turns that opportunity into reality.

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IMI/IMTEF Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, Spotlights Future of the Craft

National Apprenticeship Week, held November 13-19, 2017, is an annual celebration of appenticeships founded by the Department of Labor (DOL). IMI and IMTEF marked the occassion by highlighting...

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14 BAC Members Graduate from IMTEF’s Instructor Certification Program

On November 9, 2017, 14 members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers' (BAC) graduated from IMTEF/IMI’s Instructor Certification Program. ICP is a 5-year, 200-hour...

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Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, CCM, LEED AP Weighs In On Innovation

Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, CCM, LEED AP, is the Architect of the Capitol. Under his leadership, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) staff serves Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving and...

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To Innovate, Develop a Broad Perspective & Experience the 3-Dimensional World, Says Feltoon, AIA, AICP

IMI recently talked with Alan Feltoon, AIA, AICP, Senior Director of Business Development at Michael Graves Architecture and juror for IMI’s Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design...

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From Restoring Historic Landmarks to Training the Next Generation of Craftworkers: BAC/IMTEF Instructor Laurie Harris

Laurie Harris, BAC Local 3 Northern California JATEC Apprenticeship Instructor, has led restoration projects on many of San Francisco’s historic gems, from the Citadel at Alcatraz Island, to Old...

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Inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition Rethinks Future of Masonry Design & Construction

How will architects, engineers, craftworkers, and contractors design and build masonry structures that are sustainable, energy effiicient, and resilient now and into the future? 

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Masonry Movement Joint Failures

Architectural Innovations

Masonry movement joints are one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated technical issues in the masonry industry.  The lack of properly located, detailed,...

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Designing with Tile: A Partnership for Success

Architectural Innovations

Architects have a long tradition of integrating new construction materials and technologies into their designs, as well as using traditional materials in new and...

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Cold Weather Masonry Construction

Successful cold weather masonry construction requires knowledge of code requirements, workforce and planning capabilities, along with the capacity to be flexible and innovative. Building codes...

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