Belden Brick provides smooth style to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church

St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Markham, Ont., is a wonderful example of what can be done with modular brick masonry. The Belden Brick Company’s Smooth Cream Bricks #481-483 were used in modular size to create a monolithic wall. This is best achieved by using a brick that is very consistent in colour such as those provided by Belden.

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Architects and Specification Writers: Part two

A basic tenet of a good set of construction documents is “Mention it once and in the right place.” The contract is between the owner and the contractor, and the specifications communicate to the latter what is required (without telling the contractor how to construct). This second article in a three-part series on architects, specifiers, and construction documentation focuses on language and specification format.

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Spec Matters: What does THAT mean?

English is complicated, and misinterpretation of written communication is pervasive. Without the added layer of subtleties of speech tone, body language, and context, many written sentences can be easily misinterpreted. This is especially true when it comes to specifications.

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