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CMU Checkoff Legislative Update

Latest News August 2, 2017: (Herndon, VA) — The Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2017 (S.374, H.R. 1046) passed, without amendment, through the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The committee approval is a significant step towards possible future consideration by the full Senate and House of Representatives. READ H.R.…

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Masonry Provides Safety, Durability And Adaptability On A Budget

When challenged to replace a century-old elementary school in a community with a small tax base and minimal water service, the use of load-bearing masonry construction allowed the architects to ensure student safety while providing long-term durability in a building that was optimized for contemporary educational needs, yet affordable for local taxpayers. In addition to…

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For Sustainability And Responsible Use Of Tax Dollars, Masonry Is The Answer

When a northern Indiana school district moved forward with a significant investment in upgrading four elementary schools, the Architects used masonry construction to provide long-term performance for the taxpayers, and to create a sense of permanence and community pride for generations to come. See the Kovert-Hawkins case study for the details Warsaw Community Schools

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So You’ve Heard That Masonry Is Too Expensive? It Just Ain’t So.

A new, independent study comparing the construction costs of brick buildings to five common exteriors shows that brick with concrete masonry units (CMU) costs less than precast concrete, metal panel curtain wall and glass panel curtain wall systems. Conducted by RSMeans for the Brick Industry Association (BIA), the independent study compares total construction costs in…

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