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Solution to Limited Distance for Excavation

When you need a retaining wall in a cut situation but have limited distance for excavation, do not rule out segmental block. By using stabilized aggregate (a.k.a. no-fines concrete or permeable concrete), the system depth can be significantly reduced to about 40% of the wall height vs. about 75% for geogrid reinforcing. The stabilized aggregate material is ready-mix concrete without sand (just Portland cement and gravel), so it both increases the mass to allow the wall to be a gravity structure and also provides drainage. There is no geogrid or stone required, just block and ready-mix concrete. This technology is being used more widely as sites become increasingly constrained and walls are against property lines. It is also a great solution when there are obstacles behind a wall such as an existing wall, rock or utilities.

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2019 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8A-4P
BOOTH 8
Westin Richmond Hotel
6631 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
FEATURED: Architectural masonry products and WORKRITE® masonry cements.

November Webinar Series – Acoustical Masonry Products

Acoustical Masonry by Sound Seal positively improves sound quality within interior rooms and outdoor environments. SOUNDBLOX & Sound Cell CMUs, which are manufactured by York Building Products, are significant tools architects can utilize to solve noise pollution.

Since product knowledge and the ability to offer reliable advice are requisites for the effective promotion of any concrete masonry product, we are happy to announce that Kerry VonDross, Acoustical Concrete Masonry Consultant, will be hosting a 45 minute webinar on understanding and promoting Acoustical Masonry. This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 8th, 15th and 29th at 2:30 pm EST. Click here to sign up for this informative webinar and learn all about the great products we have to offer.

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MCACP Complimentary Masonry “Cram Session”

Registration for MCACP’s “Cram Session” on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the corporate office of York Building Products is now open to architects, designers, engineers, MCACP members, and lead facility representatives. Please feel free to share this information with appropriate colleagues.

Session 1: “Architectural Enhancement – Aesthetical Design with Concrete Masonry”
Session 2: “Drained and Back-Ventilated Rain Screen Cladding Design”
Session 3: “Changes to Masonry from the 2009 to the 2015 Building Codes”
Session 4: “Building with Clay Brick Shapes”

Seating is limited! Registrations are first come, first served! While there is NO FEE for the seminar, you must be registered to attend. Lunch is included! Deadline to register is Friday, October 26!

Click here for a Registration Form. There are three easy ways to register:
By Email: moc.l1547647191iamg@1547647191ranim1547647191esyrn1547647191osam1547647191. If emailing, please feel free to just provide your name, company, and contact info. You do not need to scan the form.
By Fax: (540) 441-7880
By post: MCACP MFTA Seminar, P.O. Box 3216, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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York Building Products Donates School Supplies

For over 15 years, York Building Products has been partnering with Charlestown Elementary School, where 43% of the students are eligible for free and reduced cost meals. We have donated money and in-kind gifts for school improvements and supplies each year that would not have otherwise been funded by the school system. Through discussions with the Principal, we decided to furnish those students in need with backpacks and school supplies. We hope this enables the students to focus on their education and a rewarding career path for the future.

Rock Garden at Kenmore Elementary School

York Building Products recently donated cobbles to Kenmore Elementary School in Elkton, MD. Students painted the rocks and created a rock garden at the entrance to spread joy and positivity to others as they enter the school.
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Building Code Changes for PA

As of October 1, 2018, Pennsylvania has adopted the 2015 version of the International Building Codes. PCMA is offering seminars to train on the “Changes to Masonry from the 2009 to the 2015 Building Codes.” Please click here for dates and locations.

This update of the IBC is good news for the concrete masonry industry as the 2015 version of the Building Codes allow for greater efficiencies for the masonry walls in many aspects which makes for a less costly wall with greater energy efficiency. This, combined with the favorable data on masonry in the new study “Initial Cost of Construction – Multi-Residential Structures”, can give the industry a significant advantage over wood and steel construction moving forward. This is also an opportunity for masonry to take advantage of projects that have traditionally gone to wood or steel.

2018 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Stop by to see us at the Richmond CSI Show today, May 24! 9:30a-2:00p. Westin Richmond

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York Habitat for Humanity Project

The York Adams County Professional Masonry Association built a block foundation for York Habitat for Humanity’s latest house. The house, under construction now, is located along Route 74, north of the town square in Dover, PA. The Association has helped York Habitat for Humanity since 1992.

Members who participated in the current project: Theodore Z. Myers Masonry, Troy A. Leiphart Masonry, BAC Local 5 PA and York Building Products. York Building Products and Tri-Boro Construction Supplies donated the materials for the project.

MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar

Registration for MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Harrisburg at HACC is now open to architects, designers, engineers, MCACP members, and lead facility representatives. Please feel free to share this information with appropriate colleagues.

Session 1. Masonry Detailing: Maximizing Acoustics
Session 2. Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
Session 3. Avoiding Water Penetration in Masonry Veneers

Seating is limited! Registrations are first come, first served! While there is NO FEE for the seminar, you must be registered to attend. Deadline to register is Monday, April 30!

Click here for a Registration Form. There are three easy ways to register:
By Email: moc.l1547647191iamg@1547647191ranim1547647191esyrn1547647191osam1547647191. If emailing, please feel free to just provide your name, company, and contact info. You do not need to scan the form.
By Fax: (540) 441-7880
By post: MCACP MFTA Seminar, P.O. Box 3216, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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