International Masonry Institute News

The TMT Route to Sustainability

Designers want to have their design decisions valued, especially when it comes to the rather uncharted waters of sustainability and enhanced building performance.

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More Than A Trade Show: CT designers and builders join to inform and inspire

Christopher Columbus Academy, photo credit: Robert Benson

"It's great when there is a way for everybody to get together and understand how masonry can play an important role going forward,"...

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Ready or Not, Green Contracting is Here

Signing on to a green project these days means a whole lot more than embracing some nice-sounding principles. A project's LEED certification level depends on points earned by a variety of strategies...

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Who Needs Training?

It doesn't matter if you're just learning how to handle a trowel, or you've been running work for years. The people who come to The Flynn Center know that it helps to learn all you can, from the...

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Quality Assurance: Bring It On

Today's buyer's market for construction services is not such a bad thing, as customers demand more quality assurance and lower operating costs.

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Helping Contractors "Get" Green

[gallery] The LEED rating system has changed the way a building is delivered. It draws together more of the construction and design team from the very beginning, and encourages an integrated design.

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Bricklayer, or "Building Envelope Specialist"?

Today's building envelope systems are more complex than ever. Sustainability and energy issues are requiring more sophisticated building envelopes that can manage air flow, moisture migration, vapor...

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A Language Barrier for Air Barriers

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Restoration Takes Communication

[gallery] Restoration work has been active in the Washington DC area in recent years, particularly with the economy's chilling effect on new construction. So it's a good time to ask, how well do all...

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Launching a new product? The key is installation, installation, installation

Daltile Tile Corp. has been around a long time, and is a recognized leader in tile and manufactured stone. They are also smart enough to know what they don't know. That's why they turned to IMI to...

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