IMI Shows Union Masonry’s Green Edge
Journal: Issue 3 - 2009
As the “green” conversation shifts from materials to performance, expanded work opportunities for BAC members and contractors are coming into clearer focus. In an all-out effort to ensure this work is performed by BAC craftworkers, IMI is actively highlighting the contributions that skilled BAC craftworkers and their
Part of the challenge is overcoming the misperception that sustainable building solutions lie only in the hands of building designers. The truth is that more than ever, skill and jobsite quality play a big role in shaping those solutions. The expert knowledge and commitment to productivity that BAC craftworkers and contractors bring to the jobsite can make the difference between a building that performs well and one that does not.
To help designers, construction managers and owners understand this, IMI uses several approaches:
Masonry has impressive green credentials, including recyclability, renewability, durability and energy performance. Educating Union craftworkers and contractors, says IMI President Joan Calambokidis, “adds one more credential to the list: quality.”