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29jun12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLunch & Learn: Structural Masonry Notes, Prototypes, and Details - 1 LU/HSW12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 101 Hoffer Ln. East Peoria, Illinois 61611AIA Central IL / PeoriaEvent Organized By: Scott Conwell
5jul12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLunch & Learn: Masonry Movement Joints* - 1 LU/HSW12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1295 Bandana Blvd N #200, St Paul, MN 55108Pope ArchitectsEvent Organized By: Mark Swanson
6jul12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLunch & Learn: High Performing Masonry Building Enclosures* - 1 LU/HSW12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 6465 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 410, St. Louis Park, MN 55426Klein McCarthy ArchitectsEvent Organized By: Mark Swanson
7jul12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLunch & Learn: Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry* - 1 LU/HSW12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 116 W Illinois St #5E, Chicago, IL 60654Thomas Roszak ArchitectureEvent Organized By: Scott Conwell
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  • Masonry Movement Joint Failures
    by International Masonry Institute on May 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Architectural Innovations Masonry movement joints are one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated technical issues in the masonry industry.  The lack of properly located, detailed, specified, and installed masonry movement joints can result in “masonry failures.”  However, most masonry deficiencies due to movement issues are not performance issues with masonry units or systems, but rather can be attributed to […]

  • Designing with Tile: A Partnership for Success
    by International Masonry Institute on April 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Architectural Innovations Architects have a long tradition of integrating new construction materials and technologies into their designs, as well as using traditional materials in new and innovative ways.  Many materials and systems have evolved and improved in response to the demands of today’s architects.  An excellent example is the continuing development of ceramic and porcelain tile materials and systems over the past […]

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The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.