Masonry Institute’s Wall Systems Library augments BIM-M

Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.

On behalf of the Building Information for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M), IMI is preparing the Wall Systems Library (WSL) for January launch. Based on SketchUp and its companion LayOut program, WSL will benefit architects, engineers and contractors as it presents design and construction options in a systematic way and simplifies decision making.

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Penn professor pursues BIM for Masonry workflow research

Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.

Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) members have tasked University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Franca Trubiano with reporting on brick and block construction workflows, spotlighting especially Huntsman Hall, a signature masonry building on her school’s Philadelphia campus.

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Bricklayers Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

Bricklayers Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Masonry Institute, and Tile Contractors Association of America have endorsed the American Society for Concrete Contractors Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances, joining supporters Flooring Contractors Association and National Wood Flooring Association.

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Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

Sources: American Society for Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis; CP staff

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Masonry Institute, and Tile Contractors Association of America have endorsed the ASCC Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances, joining supporters Flooring Contractors Association and National Wood Flooring Association.

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