International Masonry Institute News

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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The Envelope, Please

This week's Oscars brought a lot of excitement, delivered via The Envelope. That reminds us how big a deal the building envelope is for the future of sustainability, which is riding on high...

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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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Union Training? No Contest

More than one hundred BAC apprentices are anxiously counting the days until September 28, when they get to show off their skills at the International Apprentice Contest.

Along with their...

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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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