International Masonry Institute News

5 Ways That Masonry Improves Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare buildings are considered some of the most complex to design and build. Stakeholders of hospitals are faced with strict regulation and the need to provide emergency care and 24-hour...

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Interior Thermal Mass: Designing a High Performance Interior Environment

Why do we need interior thermal mass if we’ve already insulated a building? 

This commonly asked question is best answered by explaining that insulation works to prevent thermal loss through the...

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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 Targets Restoration, Retrofit and Repair Market

Restoration, retrofit and repair continue to be one of the strongest construction markets for BAC members and contractors and IMI has the education and training courses to maximize those market...

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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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The Green Seal of Approval

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Taking Control

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Ahead of the AAC Curve

Jumping in on a new product takes a good bit of courage, no matter what the economic climate. Still, some masonry contractors find that their best hope for survival is to keep open to new...

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