Masonry advocates ask, what’s in your walls?

Masonry advocates ask, what’s in your walls?

Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers (CCMPA) and MasonryWorx have teamed up to educate the homebuyers, contractors and the public on the advantages of brick, stone and masonry for home construction. Click here to read the full story.

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Trades & Apprenticeship students honoured at awards ceremony

Trades & Apprenticeship students honoured at awards ceremony

May 27, 2015 – Marina de Souza, Executive Director of CCMPA, was on hand at the sixth annual Conestoga College Trades & Apprenticeship Awards to present four awards on behalf of the association. The event, believed to be the largest trades and apprenticeship awards ceremony in Canada, was held at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus and recognizes […]

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Want to save energy AND building construction costs?

Want to save energy AND building construction costs?

Then build with single wythe concrete block masonry! NECB Energy Compliant Solutions using Single Wythe Concrete Block Construction Buildings constructed with single wythe concrete block masonry walls easily can be shown to satisfy the “Building Energy Performance Compliance” path of the 2010 NECB (National Energy Code for Buildings)…and without need to add expensive surface insulating […]

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Demand Concrete Block

Demand Concrete Block

Code officials ignored it. Developers ignored it. Wood you? Demand concrete block. It was built to code. It had working sprinklers. But as local firefighters pointed out, once the lightweight wood assembly caught fire, sprinklers were simply no match for the 5-alarm blaze that tore through this luxury apartment complex recently in Edgewater, New Jersey. […]

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A Letter of Thanks from Community of Hearts

A Letter of Thanks from Community of Hearts

Ms. Marina de Souza Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association 1500 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3X0 October 19, 2014 Dear Marina and the members of the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association, Thank you so much for making Community of Hearts the recipient of the proceeds of your golf tournament. What a generous donation! As you […]

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THINGS MUST CHANGE! – A letter from Marco Tommassel

THINGS MUST CHANGE! – A letter from Marco Tommassel

THINGS MUST CHANGE! By Marco Tommassel, President MASONRY TO SAVE LIVES The beautiful season has just begun, the winter was long and hard, hooray for spring! I would like to speak to you regarding a very important subject for me. In the last year, there have been two catastrophes caused by fire in Quebec, at […]

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reThink Wood… CCMPA agrees

reThink Wood… CCMPA agrees

Rethink… Would you really want to live here? The City of Toronto alone averages 1,400 watermain breaks per year, and it’s well-known how hard this past winter has been. All cities across Canada experience these same issues. The mayor of Winnipeg, for example, recently noted that 619 properties had been affected by frozen pipes, and […]

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