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Earth's first building material is also energy efficient an a good friend to the environment.Get the inside story on these point and tips on how to get the LEED points for materials you want. Some cities are talking steps to improve the quality of their neighborhoods by requiring the use of brick, block and stone on new homes and commercial buildings.
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Fitting reinforcement into congested masonry walls can be tricky. We have to worry about anchorage, development length, splices, hooks, stirrups, and all the rest. The way we treat lap splices in masonry has been constantly changing since the formula was updated with the 1999 MSJC Code. Did you know...
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