May 16 2017 0comment

Welcome Brick City

Welcome to our Newest Member: The members of the Saskatchewan Masonry Institute would like to take the opportunity to welcome it’s newest member.  3718 Kinnear Place  Saskatoon SK  S7P 0A6 Phone: 306-229-2249 Fax: 306-384-0344      

April 04 2017 0comment

2017 Thermal Performance Seminar Series

The thermal performance of buildings plays an important and increasingly significant role in the energy efficiency requirements contained in Canadian building codes. However, understanding and meeting these requirements has also become increasingly complex for building designers. At the same time, it has become clear that important decisions regarding basic enclosure assembly design and window area […]

March 16 2017 0comment

Lieutenant Govenor’s Heritage Awards 2017

 The 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Awards hosted by Heritage Saskatchewan will take place on June 14, 2017. at Government House and will be presented by the  Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. This annual event recognizes those who have contributed to the preservation of Saskatchewan’s architectural heritage: the dedicated building owners, the skilled […]

February 21 2017 0comment

We Have Moved

The Saskatchewan Masonry Institute has relocated to: 300-701 Broadway Ave Saskatoon SK  S7N 3B1 Come check out our new Office space. While the rest of the floor is still under renovation, our space is completed   – entrance to building is located on the North side.  Just come up the elevator to the 3rd floor […]

April 21 2016 0comment

New Study Finds Insurance Costs are Greater for Wood Frame Buildings

New Study Finds Insurance Costs are More Than Six Times Greater for Wood Frame Buildings Compared to Concrete Buildings by Brad Crumb, Canada Masonry Design Centre   Ottawa, ON – March 21, 2016 – A new study of the property insurance costs for wood-frame and concrete mid-rise residential buildings conducted by GLOBE Advisors and released […]

April 21 2016 0comment

Canada Masonry Design Centre launches new website

The Canada Masonry Design Centre has launched their new website.  The new website includes information on: Technical Assistance Information on ongoing Masonry Research across Canada Available Courses and Seminars for Professionals Design Software – latest developments in the MASS Software CSA Standards, Building Codes and Technical Aids Masonry Textbooks – Masonry Structures, Behaviour and Design by […]

March 29 2016 0comment

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre recognized in another National Magazine

  SMART| dynamics of masonry Magazine Vol 2 No 5 2016 The newest issue of the SMART|dynamics of masonry magazine features two articles on the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon SK.      Tribute to Indigenous Cultures Article Symbolic Systemic Statement in Stone Article   Please visit the SMART|dynamics of masonry website.

March 17 2016 0comment

Another Saskatchewan Masonry Project recognized – Queen’s Bench Court House Expansion

  Award Magazine February 2016 Featuring Queen’s Bench Court House Expansion Saskatoon SK The February 2016 issue of the Awards magazine features an article on another Saskatchewan Masonry Project.  The Queen’s Bench Court House Expansion in Saskatoon SK.  SMI Member Contractor, City Masonry Contractor Ltd. was responsible for the masonry component on this project. To read the article, please click […]

March 09 2016 0comment

Construction Canada March 2016 – Article “Canadian Masonry for Sound Buildings”

  The Construction Canada Magazine March 2016 issue features the following article: By Gary Sturgeon, B.Eng., MSc., P.Eng. The effects of noise have been well-documented in studies by the World Health Organization (WHO). It can increase blood pressure or be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. It is know to cause stress and hostility, interfere with sleep, […]