International Masonry Institute Blog

Scott Conwell of IMI Elected to AIA College of Fellows

The 2015 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elected Scott Conwell to its College of Fellows.  He will receive this distinction at the Investiture Ceremony this May...

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Building with Masonry for Fire Safety

Last week’s dramatic fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, which resulted in the destruction of a large apartment complex, inevitably leads us to reflect again on the core principles of building for fire...

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IMI, National Geographic and the Great Cathedral Mystery

 

IMI National Training Director Robert Arnold along with other IMI staff were sponsored by National Geographic to help construct a scaled down version of Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, Italy...

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Masonry Partition Wall Design

Engineering Masonry Partition Walls Just Got Easier!

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IMI Develops New Internal Bracing Guide

Masonry under construction must be temporarily braced until the final lateral support system is in place. The importance of this bracing is paramount to the safety of both the general public and...

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IMI and MIT Team Up for Guastavino Exhibit

IMI and MIT teamed up recently to build a half-scale replica of a Guastavino vault as part of a dynamic new exhibit, “Palaces for the People,” at the Boston Public Library. The exhibit showcases...

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IMI Working to Make Masonry Meet New Energy Codes

As IMI points out to designers, walls with high thermal mass such as masonry actually perform much better than simply adding insulation.

IMI has partnered with MCAA and CCMPA to have Dr. Mark...

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IMI Develops Manual to Expedite Structural Software Use

A New Structural Masonry Manual developed by the International Masonry Institute (IMI) – RAM Elements V8i for Masonry Analysis & Design – is now available. Click here to download a free copy of...

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BAC and IMI Address Seismic Concerns

BAC and IMI are taking a lead role in addressing concerns over public safety and the condition of our existing building stock in the aftermath of last year’s earthquakes. The magnitude 5.8 earthquake...

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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...

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