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International Masonry Institute

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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IMI Targets Restoration, Retrofit and Repair Market

Restoration, retrofit and repair continue to be one of the strongest construction markets for BAC members and contractors and IMI has the education and training courses to maximize those market...


IMI and Masonry Industry Join Together For BIM Initiative

The International Masonry Institute (IMI), the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC), the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Concrete Masonry...


Masonry Industry Seeks Greater BIM Integration

With the construction industry moving towards Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the preferred method of design and delivery, IMI is partnering with others in the industry to guarantee that...


Hybrid Masonry and Steel Structure Behavior Under Seismic Loading

IMI is part of the industry review committee for a research program on hybrid masonry and steel structural behavior under seismic loading, currently being tested at the University of Illinois...


IMI Structural Efforts on Target

Target Corporation has agreed to use the masonry structural software packages for their designs nationwide as a result of a joint outreach effort between the Minnesota Structural Masonry Coalition...


Indiana/Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition Conducts Face-to-Face Meetings with Engineers

With the program up and running we foresee a great increase in the amount of structural masonry being built in Indiana and Kentucky. Two additional rounds of face-to-face meetings will target...


IMI Delivers Health and Safety Training on Many Levels

Many states have now mandated that construction workers receive baseline safety training in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program, after several...


Structural Masonry Promotion and Craftworker Training in Central PA

Structural Masonry

The goal of the International Masonry Institute (IMI) is to create man hours for BAC members and signatory contractors. With that in mind, IMI in Central Pennsylvania recently...


Knowledge Beyond the Craft

The International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) programs go beyond the technology of the craft keeping members engaged in their continued education.? Programs devoted to new products, systems and...


IMI Plays Key Role in Code Development

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) staff consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, who work together to craft language that committee...


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