Masonry Advisory Council April Newsletter 2018

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Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition - MASONRY INSIGHTS

Stack Bond from a Structural Engineer’s Perspective

A masonry wall constructed with stack bond can have structural capacity similar to running bond, provided reinforcing requirements are met. The technical definition of stack bond is any wall where the overlap of a masonry unit over the block below is less than one quarter of the length of the block.

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Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards Celebration

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Mark your calendar and JOIN US for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Excellence in Masonry Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 21st.

Register for FREE admission for licensed and practicing architects in Chicago, Suburbs, & NW Indiana. Paid tickets are also available.

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Enter to Win Promotion

Win a $100 Gift Card to Goose Island in the Fulton Market. Take a tour and tasting, or dine in from the extensive and interesting food options!

Promo code: gooseisland

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Sponsored by General Shale Corporation

 
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Masonry from the Web

18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

A new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects are using permeable facades as an attractive option for exterior finishes.Better lighting, ventilation, and visibility are some of the advantages brought by this type of façade.

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From our Technical Library

Concrete masonry is a versatile, durable material for the construction of building walls that provide load-bearing strength, fire resistance, a high degree of resistance to sound penetration and other desirable features. The density of the concrete mix design used to create a concrete masonry unit (CMU or commonly called block) can vary greatly

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TMS 402/602-16

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures

MAC will be giving one away each month! Value $150

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Schedule a Lunch & Learn

Choose from a variety of masonry related topics! MAC will come to your office to present a Lunch & Learn...(and provide free box lunches) to attendees. The current programs listed on our website will earn you AIA credits!

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ASK MAC - Free Masonry Advice

DO YOU HAVE A TECHNICAL QUESTION?

If you need help finding the right information to start a project, complete a project, or evaluate a finished project, our staff of experienced engineers, educators, and construction professionals are here to support you.

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Free Structural Engineering Advice

Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition

The Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition (ISMC) is an alliance of masonry organizations working together to encourage the use of structural masonry by providing resources and design support to the architectural and engineering community in Illinois. 

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