It has been decided to cancel our in person Masonry Master Class on November 5th. In lieu of attending in person, we will be hosting a series of webinar presentations: Every Tuesday in November at 12pm. For more information - CLICK HERE
Thermal Performance of Concrete Masonry Wall Systems
Structural Design Manual :Pre-Insulated CMU
Brick: Designing for Durability
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OPTIONS
A variety of continuing education to build better buildings using Masonry.
TMS will start a new Masonry Night School with a 6 session Masonry 101 course which will provide a comprehensive introduction to masonry materials and concepts for those who need a fast-track course, especially new designers and specifiers. Follow the link for descriptions of each webinar.
Green Globes standard that is the basis of the Green Globes building rating system are currently out for public review and comment:
Green Globes Standard out for public review
GBI has announced the second comment period on BSR/GBI 01-2019 (S202x), a continuance maintenance of GBI’s American National Standard, ANSI/GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The current standard is available online here. Comments must be received by November 2, 2020. Please submit comments to email@example.com.
Cigarette butts incorporated in bricks
Cigarette butts are among the most ubiquitous kinds of litter, but in sterilized form, they may also form a promising material for making bricks, according to researchers at the School of Engineering of Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Making just 2.5% of bricks with 1% cigarette butts in the mix could save the energy required by a million homes in the State of Victoria, Australia, according to this article.
Concrete could be lower-emission alternative to asphalt
Using concrete instead of asphalt when possible in paving could reduce carbon emissions, according to Peter DeCarlo, an associate professor with Johns Hopkins University. Emissions from asphalt triple even with moderate levels of sun, according to this article