A new “green” cladding product from Acme Brick Co. combines all the benefits of masonry in new sizes and uses a fast method of application. Acme TC (terra cotta) Cladding is manufactured to strict tolerances in an ISO9001-certified plant, ensuring trouble-free installation. These panels combine light weight, durability and low maintenance with a fresh, modern feel. Plus, the panel system requires less on-site labor and installs in all weather conditions using multiple methods, including the Fast Track Stone system. Standard panel sizes are 1.18 x 16 x 36 inches or 1.18 x 16 x 48 inches, and TC Cladding is currently available in 15 colors. For more details and specifications, visit www.acmetccladding.com. Whether you’re designing, specifying or constructing a building, choose Acme TC Cladding for its contemporary look, versatility, performance and savings.
Housed in a historic, former Carnegie library, in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore, the Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit (501c3) ceramic arts center founded in 1978 by artists who sought to establish a hub for anyone wishing to learn about or experience the fine art of clay. The group’s primary mission is to “develop, sustain and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding educational, artistic and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts.” In 2000, a secondary mission was to renovate (and bring up to code) the aging building, while maintaining as much of its original design and materials as possible, and doing so with the Clayworks kilns still firing.
The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative Continues Gaining Momentum with the New York State Concrete Masonry Association (NYSCMA) pledging to continue sponsorship and Duke Concrete Products of Queensbury, N.Y., coming on board as a new sponsor.
Long established as one of the nation’s top banking centers, Charlotte, N.C., is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. One of the drivers for Charlotte’s robust growth is the city’s attractiveness to businesses looking to relocate or expand their headquarters there — from energy and technology corporations to financial companies and entrepreneurs.