What are the building elements that best complement masonry? Design elements ranging from windows and doors to exterior lights and roofing are just as important as the brick and mortar. Masonry Design brings you the latest on these and other building design elements.
Increases in population, urbanization, and changes in climate have placed increasing numbers of the US population into areas that are subjected to higher and more damaging winds. This increase in risk has prompted a response by the building codes. In fact, the 2015 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) now requires that most schools and emergency facilities located in a significant portion of the Central US contain tornado shelters.