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January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018


December 29, 2017

As the year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to summarize some of the important points from the 2017 meetings of the Fire Prevention and Building Code Council. Complete details of the first three meetings can be found in the attached meeting minutes. Draft minutes from the December meeting were not yet available. As soon as I am able to obtain a copy, I will pass it along to the membership.

January 23, 2017 – I spoke in the Public Comment Period on behalf of inserting the text and Table 2 from TMS 602-13 regarding the rec...

December 26, 2017

Structural Masonry Coalition Formed in New York State Concrete masonry unit manufacturers, mason contractors, and others who support the New York State masonry industry have formed a coalition to encourage the appropriate use of structural masonry in various applications throughout the Empire State.

The New York State Structural Masonry Coalition (NYSSMC) was formally announced in February of this year by Nicholas Carparelli, Executive Director of the New York State Concrete Masonry Association (NYSCMA) and Keith F. Lashway, PE, Upstate NY Area...