Rapid-growth hamlet sets 75 percent baseline for masonry exteriors

Source: Texas Masonry Council, Houston

The Nolanville (Texas) City Council approved a Planning and Zoning Commission-recommended ordinance requiring masonry materials for 85 percent and 80 percent of new nonresidential and residential buildings’ front elevations, respectively, and 75 percent for side elevations in each category.

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NCMA, allies sponsor National Building Information Modeling for Masonry

Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Launched late last month, the Georgia Tech-hosted National Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) aims to include masonry materials and systems in BIM software for architecture, engineering, and construction. A first phase is scheduled to deliver by early 2013 a roadmap for bringing masonry into BIM.

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