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A Building to Teach a Growing Community

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The Pacific Trails Middle School received an award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s (AIACC) 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards.  As a new and growing community, the Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood in northern San Diego, was ready for a …

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A Truly Green School

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The  Junior/Senior High Calistoga School received an award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s (AIACC) 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards.  At Calistoga Junior/Senior High School a new gymnasium, along with a modern and flexible Multi-Purpose Building for dining, performance …

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Safety in Release with CMU

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The Stanislaus County Day Reporting Center received an award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s (AIACC) 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards.  Located within the larger Public Safety Center campus, the Day Reporting Center is a public safety facility that is …

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Bringing Together Community Under One Roof

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Eliza Pierce Elementary School received an award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s (AIACC) 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards.  Meeting Community Needs Inside and Out Located in the mining community of Battle Mountain, Nevada, a small rural town in …

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Exposed Masonry Brings a New Look and a Fresh Perspective

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In June, the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) announced their 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards. NCMA will be honoring these winners in a continuing series. This week’s honoree is Eagle Valley Middle School. Carson City School District requested a …

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CMU Is Music to Their Ears

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[ The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catherines, ON, is a recipient of an award from SMART Dynamics of Masonry’s recent awards program, “Designing Masonry for All It’s Worth.”  The Centre was recognized for Acoustic Design.    Beauty to the Eye and to the Ear FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre incorporates …

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SRW History Article Series: Research

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Segmental Retaining Wall Research While the concept behind Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) is nothing new, in fact, gravity walls have been in existence for over 4,000 years, SRWs reflect decades of advancement with the use of manufactured concrete units and geosynthetic soil reinforcement. The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and …

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SRW History Article Series: Specifications

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  Segmental Retaining Wall Systems  – What SRW specifications cover Specifications are legal contract documents forming an agreement between the owner and the contractor regarding labor, material, costs, installation, equipment costs, inspections, and management.  It is a document defining the scope of work for the contractor.  The specification defines what …

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