Improving Fire Safety at Home

According to Fire SAFE Ontario, 1 in 10 Canadians have experienced a home fire. While the cause of the fire may not always be in our control, how we choose to build our homes can keep us safe and minimize structural damage. Balanced design is a four-part approach to fire safety that includes active (fire […]

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Fire Performance and Building Materials Defined

To help homeowners better appreciate the differences in fire performance of popular building materials, Judy Pryma, president of MasonryWorx, defines some of the common terms that are important to know and understand: Fire resistance is the ability of a material or assembly to withstand fire, by resisting passage of flame and transmission of heat. Fire […]

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CCMPA raises over $6,000 for people with disabilities

CCMPA raises over $6,000 for people with disabilities

Concrete-Masonry Producers raise over $6,000 to support programs for people with disabilities Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre to benefit from Bronze Sponsorship of CCMPA through the Mason Carter Memorial Fund PUSLINCH, ON, Nov. 28 /CNW/ – A horse-riding farm that helps people with disabilities has received over $6,000.00 from the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers […]

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Is it block?

Is it block?

Click to view video brought to you by CCMPA. Note: No old ladies were harmed during the making of these videos. 7 Good reasons to ask if it’s Block Fire Safety Concrete block products can prevent the spread of fire to and from other building materials. Insects & Vermin Resistance Not even the strongest burrowing […]

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CMRI Ballistics Report – Resistance of Exterior Walls to High Velocity Projectiles

CMRI Ballistics Report – Resistance of Exterior Walls to High Velocity Projectiles

This paper contains the findings of an experimental evaluation on the behavior of common exterior wall assemblies found in residential construction when impacted by bullets fired from a wide variety of firearms of different caliber. Three basic types of exterior wall finises were evaluated: stucco, vinyl siding, and masonry. All the walls were constructed in […]

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