Lightweight Concrete Masonry Units: A Healthy Win for Resilient, Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Building Practices
It seems like everyone is talking about sustainability or some version thereof. News outlets are often reporting on topics like climate change, greenh…
Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficiency Solution
Increased energy efficiency in both new and existing construction continues to play a large factor behind the design decisions we make and the materia…
Making the cut: is cross-laminated timber safe?
Last March, part of a floor under construction at Oregon State University collapsed after it became ‘de-laminated’ (unglued) at one end. It was a…
People jumped, threw baby from balconies to escape Carolina Forest fire
The fire destroyed at least one apartment building and damaged others near Carolina Forest Boulevard. Nugent said fire investigators are working to f…
U.S. HOUSE APPROVES CONCRETE MASONRY PRODUCTS PROMOTION ACT
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2015, by a vote of 355 …
GENERAL SHALE’S N.C. LOCATIONS WIN TOP STATE SAFETY AWARDS
General Shale, a longtime provider of brick for high-quality commercial and residential projects throughout the nation, has received the North Carolin…
BIM FOR MASONRY: AN UPDATE
Masonry contractors are able to engage with the design and construction communities far earlier in the building process….
‘Everything Was Orange’: 3-Alarm Fire Rages at Under-Construction Apartment Building in Concord
A wall of scaffolding five stories high collapsed Tuesday at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started at a 180-unit apartment complex that was sti…