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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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