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IMI is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and their contractors, promoting quality masonry construction.

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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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2017 World Of Concrete

This year at World of Concrete, the International Masonry Institute will be participating in activities in the Gold Lot, in front of the North Hall.  We hope you can join us there.  To register...

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2016 Instructor Certification Program

 

 

The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation, which is funded by the International Masonry Institute, recently concluded its annual Instructor Certification Program (ICP) with...

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IMI Masonry Inspection Checklist

We've created a checklist with a compilation of commonly referenced masonry code citations and industry recommendations.  It's purpose is to help designers, inspectors, builders and mason...

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BIM for Masonry Announces Wall Systems Library

On behalf of the Building Information for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M), the International Masonry Institute (IMI) is currently completing a comprehensive Wall Systems Library (WSL) using SketchUp...

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The Masonry Camp Experience

As we look back on this year's Masonry Camp, the commitment and creativity of the participants stands out.  Asked to design a masonry museum, and then construct an element of that design, the...

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Masonry Camp Gallery

Masonry Camp continued today with the campers moving into the studio to begin designing their projects.  The design-build challenge this year is a museum that celebrates the history of masonry and...

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