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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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Building the Next Generation of Contractors

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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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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

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"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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