International Masonry Institute News

Elizabeth Kekeris

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2022 JBC Masonry Innovation Winners Showcase Inspiring Possibilities for Design and Construction

The winners of IMI’s 2022 JBC Masonry Innovation Award represent the full breadth of possibilities for masonry design and construction.


Masonry Materials & BAC Artisanship Make Loyola’s New Performing Arts Center Sing

This article originally appeared in the BAC Journal (2022 Issue 2). 


IMI/IMTEF Launches Maternity & Childcare Benefits for Bricklayers Union Craftworkers

The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) is proud to introduce a paid maternity disability benefit to support pregnant women and new mothers represented by the...


From Job Corps Student to National Program Director: Jonas Elmore

Jonas with 2 of his Job Corps instructors at the 2021 ICP Graduation. From right to left: Michael Flowers, Jonas Elmore and Phillip Lamb at the 2021 ICP Graduation.


Pride in the Craft Sets Keystone Job Corps Students Up for Successful Careers

If Keystone Job Corps instructor Robert Gatz teaches his students one thing, it’s to take pride in their work.But that should come as no surprise. BAC members the world over feel a great sense of...


Reviving Ruins in the Former Flour Milling Capital of the World

When it opened in 1880, the Washburn A Mill Complex in Minneapolis was the largest and most technologically advanced flour mill in the world, helping put the city on the map. It’s no wonder the...


IMI Director Scott Conwell Receives Prestigious Cesery Award for Contributions to the Tile Industry

IMI Director of Industry Development and Technical Services Scott Conwell, FAIA, FCSI, CDT, LEED AP, is the 2021 recipient of the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s (TCAA’s) prestigious...


BAC Local 2 Michigan, IMI/IMTEF Help Reimagine Detroit’s Transportation Hub

A version of this article originally appeared in BAC Journal, Issue 4 2020, and is reprinted here with permission.


3 Black Training Leaders Discuss How to Support People of Color in Your Union

A version of this article originally appeared in BAC Journal, Issue 2 2020, and is reprinted here with permission in honor of Black History Month.


BAC Contractors, Members Help Save Chicago Building on National Register of Historic Places

Chicago’s Cook County General Hospital is getting a second chance at life with the help of BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois (ADC 1 IL) members and signatory contractors. The 105-year...

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