International Masonry Institute News

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...

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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 the...

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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...

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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...

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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 Urbana...

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IMI Structural Efforts on Target

Target Corporation has agreed to use the masonry structural software packages for their designs nationwide as a result of a joint outreach effort between the Minnesota Structural Masonry Coalition...

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Indiana/Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition Conducts Face-to-Face Meetings with Engineers

With the program up and running we foresee a great increase in the amount of structural masonry being built in Indiana and Kentucky. Two additional rounds of face-to-face meetings will target...

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Building Knowledge About the Building Envelope

As building planners look beyond individual parts to consider how the whole building envelope will perform, cooperation is more important than ever. That’s why IMI educates other industry players on...

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Air Barriers Open Doors

Building designers and owners are paying a lot of attention to air barriers, given their potential to save energy and money and increase building envelope performance.

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Dry Up!

As today's weather headlines clearly show, too much water is not a good thing, especially in buildings. Keeping water out is a major concern for designers and builders. And when they need answers,...

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