International Masonry Institute Blog

Large Format Tile: Dealing with Lippage

Large format ceramic and porcelain tile can provide a floor finish that is contemporary, beautiful, and easily maintained.  In order to achieve a successful installation, it is important for a...

Details

IMI's Historic Preservation Certificate Program

 

The American Architectural Foundation awarded its inaugural Oculus Award for Leadership in Design & Cultural Heritage to both the International Masonry Institute and the International Union of...

Details

Engineering Masonry Partition Walls Just Got Easier – Again!

Introduced last year, the Masonry Partition Wall Software was a huge hit; now additional features are available in the new Version 2.

The program is designed to make engineering masonry partition...

Details

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...

Details

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...

Details

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...

Details

Masonry Partition Wall Design

Engineering Masonry Partition Walls Just Got Easier!

Details

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...

Details

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...

Details

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...

Details

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

New Call-to-action