High-Wind Testing Demonstrates Resilience of Modern Masonry Construction

High-Wind Testing Demonstrates Resilience of Modern Masonry Construction

Within hours, images of yesterday’s full-scale testing of commercial strip mall-type structures hit the information superhighway. Photos and video from the showcased testing event feature a dramatic collapse of an unreinforced masonry wall subjected to hurricane force winds while the adjacent reinforced structure stands completely intact, validating one of our industry’s core messages- the engineering […]

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CCMPA supports a Wounded Warrior — Corporal Paul MacLean

CCMPA supports a Wounded Warrior — Corporal Paul MacLean

In 2011, CCMPA wanted to support a charity that was helping returning soldiers reacclimatize to living in Canada. It was decided that we would to assist an injured person and if we could help with a “Hands Up” project, all the better. “The fund was started because we noticed that the troops in Germany had […]

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Reinventing Canadian Masonry

Reinventing Canadian Masonry

By Mark D. Hagel, PhD, P.Eng. For thousands of years, masonry has been the building material of choice in many regions, with an infinite number of possibilities of pattern and form. Brick and stone are durable materials that never go out of fashion; they have been used to construct castles and cathedrals, pyramids and great […]

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11th Canadian Masonry Symposium – FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

11th Canadian Masonry Symposium – FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Masonry Unlimited. This symposium aims to bring together world wide expertise to address current issues related to masonry in seismic regions and green technology applications in masonry. Papers on research and practical applications to create opportunities for more effective and expanded use of masonry are solicited. Final Call for Papers Brochure (pdf) http://www.CanadianMasonrySymposium.org

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Report on Journey 2009, Dominican Republic

Report on Journey 2009, Dominican Republic

Hi Jerry, We are home safe and sound from our awesome Humanitarian Trip. All our projects were completed and houses dedicated. I have attached a picture of the family receiving the Canadian Concrete Masonry’s house. Their names are:  Sra Licita Loui Shallo, Sr. Molia and they have one child.  I cannot tell you how excited […]

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At least one dead as fire torches Quebec seniors’ residence

At least one dead as fire torches Quebec seniors’ residence

Thursday, January 15, 2009 flames tore through a seniors’ home in Saguenay, Que. The damage was so extensive the three-storey building collapsed entirely. While crews picked through the charred remains of the building, investigators hinted that the fire was likely sparked in the building’s electrical room. Last year, the home passed a fire inspection and […]

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