Masonry Advisory Council June Newsletter 2018



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What's Happening in Masonry

Masonry Fire Walls

by Sam Rubenzer, Forse Consulting

A fire wall is a structure whose purpose is keep fire from spreading to adjacent areas. They are typically located at a lot line or where different occupancies need to be isolated within a single building.

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Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards Celebration

Visit our Events page to download photos from the evening, watch announcement & event videos, and download the brochure of winning entries.

Support our EIM Sponsors!

Illinois Brick Company, Northfield Block Company, Spec MIx, MortarNet, BMI Products, & Jerry Castle & Son. Thank you!

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Enter to Win Promotion

2 Tickets to the Windy City Smokeout - Saturday, July 14th - Value $110!

Windy City Smokeout just announced the food lineup for its sixth annual festival dedicated to barbecue and country music. The three-day event takes place July 13-15 and will once again be held in the large parking lot near Grand Avenue and the Chicago River.

Promo code: smokedbbq

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Sponsored by Northfield Block Company



Masonry from the Web

Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

Like a giant Lego building, the kindergarten is constructed entirely in bare brick forming patterns and openings that is playful to the eyes, conveying a unique aesthetic value and promoting natural ventilation.

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Masonry Young Professionals Group

Sign up to join our MYP group! Events are for young Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Suppliers, and Interns that will focus on fun and networking within your industry, and you'll learn a bit about Masonry. Food and cocktails will be served. Our first event is July 12th at the Catalyst Ranch 6pm - 8pm!

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From our Technical Library

Initial Cost Of Construction

This study was developed in response to comments regarding the extreme cost associated with the upgrading of the construction type to a more robust construction model. It was decided to revisit the original study to evaluate what changes have resulted and the impact of those changes to the cost of multi-family construction. Note: This is not the MAC Cost Guide.

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Enter to Win

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


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.







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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Please support these Masonry Advisory Council Sponsors!



Building Stone Products

Chicago Brick & Stone Ltd.

Contractors Material, Inc.

General Shale Corporation

Illinois Brick Company

Rauch Clay Sales Corporation

BASF Corporation

MortarNet Solutions

Prosoco Corporation

ACM Chemistries

Bracing Systems Inc.

Coldspring USA

Firerock Building Materials

Harvey Cement Products, Inc.

Hydraulic Press Brick Company

Illinois Products Association

Northfield Block Company

Quikrete - Spec Mix Chicago

Elston Materials



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