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"I like to learn from IMI." Chicago designers and builders learn plenty at Masonry Expo

Design and building professionals cannot stop raving about the 2010 Chicagoland Masonry Expo held last week at the District Council Training Center in Addison.

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More than 400 attendees, ranging from local architects to GSA, swarmed the place to learn about masonry systems old and new, from restoration to rain screen walls. They also got to see firsthand the quality difference that comes from comprehensive training programs that cover all masonry crafts and adapt easily to new applications.

The main thing is to keep everybody aware of the different applications that we do,” says BAC Illinois District Council Director Jim Allen. “This really accomplished a lot.”

Most appreciative were area designers and builders, who took advantage of a very full slate of workshops and hands-on experiences.

“This is a fantastic venue to stay current with the changing and emerging technologies. You do our professional community a great service by providing the opportunity to immerse ourselves with the right people and the right place.” - John Halleran,The Architects Partnership, LTD.

“The event was excellent and beneficial to a better understanding of trends and resources in the industry.” - Sean Gallagher, Gallagher & Associates

“The sessions put a real life spin on how and what goes on in the construction industry.”

- Richard Olszewski

I… am impressed with how the industry is able to change with the times and take on more aspects of the built wall.”

“This is a must-see show.”

– Jack Svaicer, Globetrotters Engineering Corp.

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