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11 BAC Members Earn Instructor Certification, Strengthen Union’s Quality Training

Eleven members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) graduated from IMI/IMTEF’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP) this September.

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Registration Open: JBC Innovation in Masonry Competition Rethinks Future of Masonry Design and Construction

IMI's Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design and construction. This year, participants...

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MasterSpec Updates Installer Qualifications to Include Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers

In exciting news for the tile industry, MasterSpec – the industry’s most comprehensive building and construction specification resource – has updated its tile installer qualifications to include ...

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Winners of Inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition Offer New Design, Construction Possibilities

From colonizing space with new masonry units, to creating 3D-printed evaporative façades, and inventing movable brick, the winners of the inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry...

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Contractors’ Guide to Cold Weather Masonry Construction

In cold weather, mason contractors have to take precautions to ensure the optimal performance of masonry materials and to create a comfortable, safe, and productive environment for craftworkers....

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The Role of the Architect as Communicator and Collaborator on Ceramic Tile Installations

At Qualicer XV World Congress on Ceramic Tile Quality in Castellón, Spain, IMI Illinois Director Scott Conwell presented on the architect's role in influencing quality through all stages of...

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2017 Tile Seminar Series Recap: Educating Designers on Ceramic Tile 

The International Masonry Institute's (IMI) 2017 Ceramic Tile Seminar series offered professional development on the latest standards and practices in ceramic tile to designers and International...

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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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