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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Letter to MPPs about Height of Wood Frame Buildings Bill

Letter to MPPs about Height of Wood Frame Buildings Bill

ONTARIO COALITION FOR FAIR CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES March 18, 2014 All Ontario MPPs Legislative Assembly of Ontario Toronto, ON Dear MPP, Re: Bill 13 – Ontario Forestry Industry Revitalization Act (Height of Wood Frame Buildings), 2013 We are writing you as representatives of Ontario’s construction industry to identify some principal concerns that we have with respect […]

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