International Masonry Insitute

Aesthetics versus function: Resolving issues with exposed drip-edge flashing on masonry walls

By Richard Filloramo, B.S. Arch, A.S. CT, AIA

This article was first published in The Contrustion Specifier magazine. 

Designers are creating new and exciting contemporary masonry designs that...

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Ventilated Masonry Cavity Walls

By Pat Conway, AIA

As designers and building owners place increased demands on exterior walls to isolate the outside climate from the interior controlled environment, exterior walls’ capability to...

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BIM-M Deliverables for Masonry Contractors [Guide]

 

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Reducing Risk at Roof-to-Wall Flashing Details

One of the most challenging and important details to ensure correct design and construction on any project occurs when a low roof abuts a tall wall. If this detail leaks then it is highly likely...

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DON’T MISS THE LARGEST WORLD OF CONCRETE IN 7 YEARS!

Everything starts at World of Concrete. It’s the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. And, it jumpstarts each new year by...

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5 Potential Causes of Deterioration in Historic Masonry

Historic buildings can enhance a community’s character by their sheer aesthetic beauty, while also providing a tangible link to its cultural history. Whether from antiquity or more contemporary...

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

 

We celebrated National Apprenticeship Week recently.  Apprenticeship programs are thriving and growing.  The growth of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (BAC)...
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Teach the Teacher: Instructor Certification Program prepares union instructors

Robert Arnold is the National Director of Apprenticeship and Training at The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) and has worked in masonry since 1978. He agreed to...

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Building the Future: Young Designers Get Hands-On Masonry Experience

 

Since 1989, IMI has hosted the University of Notre Dame Masonry Day Design-Build Competition. Over the years, this annual event has evolved and today is a dynamic competition that allows...

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Best of the Best: 2015 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest Preview

Robert Arnold is the National Director of Apprenticeship and Training at the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation, which is funded by the International Masonry Institute. He has...

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