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April 17, 2018 – BIM-M Symposium

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The Association sponsored a BIM-M Symposium on Tuesday, April 17th.   A wide variety of representatives spoke at the Symposium presenting information on the many features of BIM-M that was both interesting and informative.

Jamie Davis, Ryan Biggs/Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, kicked off the event sharing the latest innovations in the masonry industry that are being developed for the design community.  Tom Cunieo, CAD BLOX, LLC & 3DiQ, Inc., shared information about BIM coordination for masonry and how it is now a reality and how a new software he developed (3DiQ) will make it easier for designers to incorporate masonry …

Annual Masonry Design/Build Competition at NJIT’s College of Architecture & Design

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On April 7th & 8th, the Association will once again sponsor the Masonry Design/Build Competition at NJIT’s College of Architecture & Design.  This year the theme is “Temples of Freedom”.  The main goal of the project is speculation on the future of masonry.

The Kick-Off Event was held on February 28th at NJIT and hosted by Michael Schmerbeck, President of the Association and Back Brook Masonry, a major sponsor of the competition.

Dan Siteman, Director of Industry Development and Technical Services with IMI, presented “Revealing Masonry’s Aesthetics: Creating Patterns, Bond, and 3D Masonry” to the students.  This presentation was designed …