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Modern Masonry Magazine: Masonry for Municipal Use

In towns across America, police and fire facilities have become outdated, resulting in buildings that are too small or poorly laid out to efficiently operate. Echelon’s most recent issue of Modern Masonry magazine features case studies focused on masonry’s increasing prevalence in the construction of municipal buildings, due to their ability to complement local surroundings without exceeding local budgets. Included in the issue:

World’s First LEED Certified Fire Station

In recent years, the Scottsdale City Council issued an aggressive environmental mandate that all new government buildings attain a minimum standard of Gold LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Build Council. Architects Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP of LEA Architects raised the bar even higher when designing Fire Station No. 2, to make it the world's first Platinum LEED certified fire station.

Read this issue to learn how Echelon Masonry products helped LEA Architects meet the design and environmental demands of this challenging project.

Category Update: Pre-Blended Mortar

Finally, a way to eliminate the “sand pile,” when mixing mortars and the mess and inconsistency that can come with it. Pre-blended mortar can increase productivity, and reduce labor and materials costs on municipal projects with tight time and budget constraints. On an average job, crews are able to save 14 hours and $2,500.

Learn more about these topics, and more, in the latest issue of Modern Masonry Magazine





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