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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...


Masonry Camp 2016

By Team IMI

The International Masonry Institute announces the 2016 Masonry Camp, taking place from September 6, 2016 to September 10, 2016 at the IMI National Training Center in Bowie, MD. The...


Masonry Education - Setting the Right Foundation

By Team IMI

This article was first published in BAC Journal

If educating professional architects and engineers about masonry and the value of BAC craftworkers and contractors is important, it is...


Aesthetics versus function: Resolving issues with exposed drip-edge flashing on masonry walls

By Richard Filloramo, B.S. Arch, A.S. CT, AIA

This article was first published in The Contrustion Specifier magazine. 

Designers are creating new and exciting contemporary masonry designs that...


Ventilated Masonry Cavity Walls

By Pat Conway, AIA

As designers and building owners place increased demands on exterior walls to isolate the outside climate from the interior controlled environment, exterior walls’ capability to...


Reducing Risk at Roof-to-Wall Flashing Details

One of the most challenging and important details to ensure correct design and construction on any project occurs when a low roof abuts a tall wall. If this detail leaks then it is highly likely...


Teach the Teacher: Instructor Certification Program prepares union instructors

Robert Arnold is the National Director of Apprenticeship and Training at The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) and has worked in masonry since 1978. He agreed to...


Building the Future: Young Designers Get Hands-On Masonry Experience


Since 1989, IMI has hosted the University of Notre Dame Masonry Day Design-Build Competition. Over the years, this annual event has evolved and today is a dynamic competition that allows...


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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