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New England Masonry Day

Journal: Issue 3 - 2011

“In today’s slow marketplace, it is vitally important that masonry be specified to its fullest on every upcoming project. Through its many diversified marketing programs such as Masonry Day, IMI continues to be the leader in the industry that is effectively paving the way for the increased use of masonry for BAC craftworkers
and employers.”
—Charles Raso, President/Secretary-Treasurer, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI

From left, officers of Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI – Executive Vice President Richard Forcione, Vice President/Field Representative Riley Kreamer, President/Secretary Treasurer Charles Raso, and Vice Presidents Robert Rizzi and Joe Grenham, with Steve Bolognese, Regional Marketing and Technical Services Director, International Masonry Institute.

The International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) New England Masonry Day and Educational Conference was held in conjunction with the BAC’s Executive Council Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. The event included a seminar on High Performance Masonry Design, Details and Costs.

IMI staff – Rick Filloramo, upper left, Area Marketing and Technical Services Director and Maria Viteri, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Director of Sustainability and Program Development – presented a seminar on High Performance Masonry Design, Details and Costs.

The program helped participants understand the basic functions of the building envelope/enclosure and how masonry design and details can create high performance buildings. Insulation options, wall configurations and the resulting R-values for code compliance were reviewed. Thermal mass benefits were also explored. The presentation covered design as well as details and cost options for several masonry materials and systems. Attendees included BAC representatives, members of the design community, contractors and building code officials from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

More than 50 exhibitors featured everything from new products and systems, high performance design and sustainability to information on brick, thin brick, CMU, anchors, ties, flashing, insulation, AAC, tile, stone, thin stone, Terra Cotta, landscape products, paving applications, site walls, concrete, plaster, terrazzo, restoration, PCC, air barriers and all trowel trade related materials and accessories. Demonstration areas created a great deal of interest and were well received by the attendees.

IMI staff – Rick Filloramo, upper left, Area Marketing and Technical Services Director and Maria Viteri, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Director of Sustainability and Program Development – presented a seminar on High Performance Masonry Design, Details and Costs.
President Gene Caccamise of Local 3 NY, left, and Vice President Paul Enos of Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI discuss Insulated Concrete Forms.

More than 50 exhibits featured information on new products and masonry materials.

 

 

 

 

 

“Hands down the best technical presentation overall I have attended. The venue, speakers, visual presentation and complete color handouts are unsurpassed. Plus, the price was right – which makes this opportunity priceless!”
—Kenneth J. Filarski, Filarski Architecture, Planning & Research

“IMI has been encouraging BAC contractors to become involved with and bid new products and systems through its marketing and training programs. IMI New England Masonry Day is just one example where IMI brought together many vendors to display various new products to the design community.  Rhode Island BAC contractors and members have secured contracts and installed new products such as rain screen walls, air barriers and spray foam insulation. Currently, Spino Bros. (Smithfield, RI) is installing three stories of exterior Insulated Concrete Form construction at the Newport Navy Base in
Newport, RI.”
—Paul Enos, Vice Presidwent, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI

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