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Durability of Tile Assemblies

Ceramic tile is a durable material able to withstand heavy loads, high impact, and the wear that comes with decades of continual use. In recent years, competing materials like LVT have emerged,...

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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 LEED-ing the way to Sustainable RETROFITS

The next big area of Green movement for the construction industry is sustainable retrofits – a market estimated to grow to $15.1 billion by 2014 and a market perfectly matched for tile, stone, and...

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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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"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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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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