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October 18, 2017 Fire Stations Resolve a Code Dilemma with Masonry Bill Howell, architect and president of The Howell Group, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia, has designed 29 fire stations in the State of Georgia in the past 25 to 30 ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
September 21, 2017 Fighting Fire Damage and Loss with Masonry From increasing escape time and reducing flame spread to speeding recovery, masonry is critical to fire safety.
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
November 11, 2016 How Precast Concrete Is Made [Video] Precast concrete structures are manufactured in a factory then delivered to a job site, ready to be installed. But, have you ever wondered how precast concrete ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
August 15, 2016 Specify Modular Stormwater Systems to Provide Quality and Control Project Costs Most designers know the advantages of precast concrete. Precast concrete is cast in a controlled environment which results in a strong product with a smooth, ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
June 29, 2016 Use Bathroom Pods to Meet Housing and Hotel Construction Deadlines If you're staring down the deadline of a large project, like a college's student housing construction or the building of a new hotel, anything you can do to ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
December 10, 2015 Proper Masonry Design And Installation For Moisture Management Moisture management ranks as a top priority in a wall, and appropriate design and installation techniques will go a long way to eliminating the potential for ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
December 8, 2015 Masonry And Moisture—What is the Worst That Could Happen? Moisture has been the number one cause of structural deterioration for as long as there have been structures. Moisture in all its forms—snow and ice, ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
December 1, 2015 Bringing BIM to Masonry, a Three Part Series Building Information Modeling, or BIM, has risen up and redefined the construction industry. BIM has enabled the construction of more complex projects and ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
November 10, 2015 Why BIM is a Game Changer for Masonry Why BIM is a Game Changer for Masonry Most architects will probably never work on a project with the staggering convolution of a Disney Concert Hall, but they ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
November 2, 2015 The BIM-Masonry Challenge One of the primary reasons masonry has not been included in BIM software is the sheer complexity of the material.
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
October 27, 2015 Why They Fail: How to Prevent Stormwater Management Failures There are loads of stormwater management options available for use in a range of construction projects, each offering its own mix of functionality and ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
October 19, 2015 Masonry Past, Present and Future Masonry has been around since our beginnings as builders and users of tools. From its earliest forms, low walls constructed of mud and dried puddles to stones ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions

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