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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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CMs Look for the Green Label

Practitioners of sustainable design and construction have enough to figure out without wondering if their subcontractors are ready, too. Now, with the nation’s first sustainable certification program...

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How do you spell "green"? T-E-A-M

Perhaps the most important question when talking about green design is not what materials you choose or where they come from, but rather how you are using them and how they are installed.

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Expanding Contractor Minds and Business

IMI takes seriously the name of its professional education program, Contractor College. Offered in partnership with the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers...

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A Solid Foundation for Building Inspectors

Building inspectors all over the country are partnering with IMI to boost their masonry knowledge, and get the best possible construction for their constituents.

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A Bright Future for School Construction

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Educating Tile Consumers in the Old & New

Protecting an investment is more important than ever in today's economy. That's why IMI helps consumers recognize the difference that quality offers, through events like the recent Coverings show,...

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