Articles about education issues for masonry design and construction in the commercial, residential and institutional building markets.
I had a choice in writing this article. Should I focus on masonry specifications, strengths, and tolerances or, the inspiration masonry finishes can offer? There have been many articles written that prove the performance values and case studies that confirm masonry’s resiliency in the field. All of them are technically sound and great representations of our industry. I’d rather focus on the aesthetic. Architects are driven by the aesthetic. If we can give a designer the “look and versatility” they’re after without sacrificing resiliency, masonry shines. Let’s consider masonry resiliency from the aesthetic point of view.
The ‘Better Block’ assignment is a part of a required graduate course on materials and assemblies at the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The course is primarily a lecture course on construction materials and best practices for building envelope assemblies
Known as the largest high school in the entire city of Chicago, Lane Tech College Prep High School is a seventh through twelfth grade, public 4-year selective enrollment magnet high school located in Roscoe Village. Founded in 1908 and dedicated on George Washington’s birthday in 1909, Lane Tech grew rapidly and a new, larger building was constructed on Western and Addison by 1930
People venturing into careers in architecture or engineering do so knowing they not only are in for a rewarding and dynamic profession, but they also are in for a lifetime of learning. In addition to the simple fact that A/E/C professionals must maintain licensure, circumstances often change within the design and construction industry.
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