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Posted by on September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Quoin Corner Summer Fall 2020

Quoin Corner Summer Fall 2020

Quoin Corner Summer Fall 2020

Fire Safety By Harold Friberg Executive Director “Massive fire decimates apartment building under construction on Everett waterfront” ¹ was the headline on July 17, 2020 following a devastating fire that destroyed a four story wood frame multi-family complex under construction in Everett, WA. Firefighters were able to save a second building under construction nearby from […]

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Posted by on March 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Quoin Corner Spring Summer

Quoin Corner Spring Summer

Quoin Corner Spring Summer

Thin Brick By Harold Friberg Executive Director Clay thin brick are primarily manufactured from the same materials and with some of the same manufacturing process as traditional full size brick, but are thinner therefore weighing less. When manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM C-1088, thin veneer brick, range in thickness starting at ½” and […]

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Posted by on September 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Initial Cost of Construction

Initial Cost of Construction

Initial Cost of Construction

Introduction For the Portland, Oregon cost comparison it was decided to use union wages based on the local construction climate. The reader is referred to the Initial Cost of Construction Study, Multi-Residential Structures, October 2017 original report for a complete discussion on study design and methodology. (See www.buildingstudies.org.) Study Results and Discussion The results of […]

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Posted by on August 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Why The Resilience Of Masonry Is Even More Relevant For Future Buildings

Why The Resilience Of Masonry Is Even More Relevant For Future Buildings

Why The Resilience Of Masonry Is Even More Relevant For Future Buildings

Masonry has long been regarded as the best solution for building purposes for centuries, and yet as technology and knowledge grows and develops there could be some people who feel that it is time to find a better more modern set of materials. After all, masonry was used to build such iconic architectural achievements as […]

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Posted by on May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Gorgeous and Adaptable: Exploring the Beauty and Versatility of Using Masonry to Create Commercial Buildings

Gorgeous and Adaptable: Exploring the Beauty and Versatility of Using Masonry to Create Commercial Buildings

Gorgeous and Adaptable: Exploring the Beauty and Versatility of Using Masonry to Create Commercial Buildings

As you walk along most large city blocks, you can see the detailed work of a skilled craftsman known as a mason. Not to be confused with the religious Freemasons, masonry is one of the oldest trades in human history and is just as much an art form as it is a design achievement. From […]

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Posted by on May 8, 2019 | Comments Off on QUOIN CORNER

QUOIN CORNER

QUOIN CORNER

Click here to read the Quoin Corner newsletter in it’s original pdf format. Resiliency or Sustainability or Both We look at the pictures of the devastation that took place in 2018 and we see very few buildings that resisted the hurricane force winds and the wildfires in California practically destroyed everything in their path. The […]

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Posted by on March 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Brick and Tile Design Trends

2019 Brick and Tile Design Trends

2019 Brick and Tile Design Trends

Tiles are one of the best surfaces in a home, as they provide many different advantages, they are hard wearing, easy to clean and ideal for areas that service a lot of foot traffic. Tile designers have spent many years coming up with innovative new colors and patterns, but 2019 is due to introduce some […]

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Posted by on February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on How Low-Cost Tile Can Provide a High-End Look

How Low-Cost Tile Can Provide a High-End Look

How Low-Cost Tile Can Provide a High-End Look

When looking to add great value to a home, some of the best places to start include the bathroom and kitchen spaces. New flooring is a big part of these renovations, and tile really adds amazing worth. However, the biggest problem with tile is the expense. Fortunately, there are amazing inexpensive options that you should […]

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Posted by on January 1, 2019 | Comments Off on QUOIN CORNER

QUOIN CORNER

QUOIN CORNER

Masonry & Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon Project Showcase Construction was robust in 2018 and our member contractors and suppliers were very busy. We thought it would be great to share some pictures of the projects that they were busy with. These undertakings are in various stages of construction or were recently completed. The diverse […]

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