Here are some relevant links that
may be of interest to you. If you have a link that you think would be a great
addition, contact us.
The descriptions of the links are taken from each site to give an idea of their
Make sure to bookmark this page before venturing off to these links.
Institute of Architecture
"AIAOnline is a comprehensive family
of online services designed especially for architects. First
introduced in August 1996 on the Internet, AIAOnline has grown
remarkably in the quality and quantity of information and
Institute of America (BIA)
"The Brick Institute of America is
a non-profit trade association representing the manufacturers
of brick in the United States. BIA's membership is comprised
of more than 150 plants and accounts for approximately 90%
of the more than 7 billion brick produced in the United States
Contractor Association of America (MCAA)
"The mission of the Mason Contractors
Association of America (MCAA) is to advance and serve the
common interest of its members as well as to enhance their
position as industry leaders and innovators. MCAA is the leader
for the mason contractor in the legislative process, education,
training, research, promotion, and safety."
Association of Brick Distributors (NABD)
"The Brick Industry Association is
dedicated to the support of the brick industry through the
development and execution of educational and promotional programs
designed to increase the use of brick in residential and commercial
Masonry Association (NCMA)
"The National Concrete Masonry Association
(NCMA), established in 1918, is the national trade association
representing the concrete masonry industry."
Louis Home Builders Association
"The Home Builders Association
of Greater St. Louis began in 1934 when seven builders started
the Builder's Guild. In the sixty-plus years since, the HBA
has grown to over 1,100 members and is one of the most active
local building industry associations across the country."
"TMS was founded in 1977 and the First
North American Masonry Conference was held in Boulder, Colorado
in 1978. Membership has grown to 700 in 1996 and offices are
maintained in Boulder. TMS has members in most states and
in 31 other countries."
"The International Masonry Institute
Technical Service staff of architects and engineers answers thousands of technical
requests annually for "masonry decision makers", building owners, developers,
designers, code officials, contractors, and craftworkers."
"The Construction SuperNetwork provides
industry and product news, informative articles, and communication
tools for professionals in the concrete and masonry industries."
Web design, cross-platform multimedia production and innovative
Microsoft's Internet Explorer is a nice
browser to see the Web. There are Mac and Windows.
Netscape's Communicator is an amazing way
to surf the Web, if you have the RAM and willingness to support
something not made by the Redmond folks. There are Mac, Windows
and Unix flavors.
Quicktime and QTVR allow you to see virtual
reality on your desktop; namely a way to see some of the award-winning
buildings that Smith Masonry has constructed. There are Mac,
Windows and Unix (Java) flavors.
Shockwave allows you to have true interactivity
on your desktop; multimedia at a reasonable bandwidth. There
are Mac, Windows and Unix (Java) flavors.