Past Issues

Modern Masonry magazine from Echelon offers the latest information on masonry trends and the masonry industry. Check out the latest issue to learn more!

It’s no coincidence that concrete masonry products comprise a significant portion of town halls, fire stations, police facilities and other types of municipal building across the country. It’s hard to compete with masonry’s durability, low-maintenance, fire-resistance, thermal and noise reduction properties.  With natural, warm masonry aesthetic options, these buildings also become good neighbors as their designs blend in nicely with the surroundings. In this issue, we look at the use of concrete masonry units to accomplish different goals for two different law enforcement facilities and a city’s signature park.

We’ve delved deeply into masonry’s contribution to LEED certification in past issues, and take the opportunity in this one to share a specific project, in which the use of CMUs helped Scottsdale be the first city to have a LEED Platinum fire station.

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