WBF Construction: Contractor Spotlight

WBF Construction In recognition of Black History Month, the Masonry Advisory Council proudly wishes to acknowledge its relationship with Jameel Ervin, President of WBF Construction. Jameel, built his successful masonry contracting business on the only structural foundation that is stronger than masonry itself – family and faith. He is joined in both business and marriage […]

Illinois First Net Zero Building

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]A net zero building refers to buildings with zero net energy consumption. The Countryside Municipal Complex, using as much energy as it produces on-site, is the first of its kind within the State. Read more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Masonry Storm Shelters

Providing safe structures for people during storm events requires many specific design provisions not typically needed for a standard building that must be coordinated with the entire design team. Masonry is a great option due to the inherent strength, durability, and fire resistance of the material as well as being largely available throughout the U.S. […]

Something for Free?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]There is a new CMU measurement used to achieve ASTM’s strength requirement. The test data and methods structural engineers relied upon in the past was very conservative. Things have changed…¬†Read more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]