Concrete masonry units are the perfect building material for multi-unit residential buildings because of their sound resistance, fire resistance and energy efficiency. Read more how "Concrete Masonry Provides Comfortable and Attractive Senior Living Environments," as featured in the May 2009 issue of Concrete Masonry Designs, a publication of the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
County Materials manufactured 600 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe, custom air intake manholes, 90 degree bends and T-sections for the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wis. The center has been certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Its "net zero energy" design is made possible in part by the underground air intake system constructed with concrete earth tubes from County Materials. Read the full story on "Piping Hot (and Cold)," as featured in the March 2009 issue of The Concrete Producer, a publication of Hanley Wood Business Media.
With their numerous, functional advantages, including a maintenance-free facade, lasting beauty, structural load bearing, and life and property fire protection, concrete masonry units are the material of choice for design professionals for a variety of building applications. Read more how "Half-high CMUs are the Material of Choice in Commercial Buildings," as featured in the October 2008 issue of Concrete Masonry Designs, a publication of the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
The challange of meeting tight budgetary constraints does not mean designers have to sacrifice a building's quality or aesthetics. Concrete brick and oversize concrete masonry units prove that these materials can make for a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Read more about the Cherry Court Midrise project in Milwaukee, Wis. "Low Budget, High Aesthetics," as featured in the August 2008 issue of Concrete Masonry Designs, a publication of the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
County Materials' 82W precast concrete girders minimized the number of piers that needed to be built in the Wisconsin River for the US 10 bypass north of Stevens Point. County Materials supplied all of the precast concrete girders on the US 51/Wis 29 reconstruction and US 10 expansion, as well as the ready-mix concrete for the projects' piers, sidewalks, parapets and driving decks. The story, "Highway Corridor Reconstruction Builds Road to Future," was originally featured in the July 7, 2008 archived issue of Western Builder, a publication of Associated Construction Publications.