BUILDING MATERIALS
YOU CAN TRUST

Steel, concrete, and masonry are proven and sustainable building materials—outperforming cross-laminated timber (CLT) in both structural integrity and safety. 

Safety

Resilience

Sustainability

Cost & Constructability

SAFETY

Steel, concrete, and masonry are time-tested building materials that meet and exceed building code safety requirements nationwide. 

RESILIENCE

The tried-and-true materials of steel, concrete, and masonry are the highest performers in structural integrity and create buildings

that last for centuries. (2)  

 
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BUILD SAFE.

BUILD SECURE.

BUILD SUSUSTAINABLE.

When it comes to building a sustainable future for our communities, the proven materials of steel, concrete, and masonry can deliver emissions reductions along with structures that are safe, resilient, and will endure for generations.

SUSTAIN
-ABILITY

Buildings made of steel, concrete, and masonry are more durable and have longer lifespans, which stores captured carbon longer,

or even

indefinitely.

COST & CONSTRUCT-ABILITY

Steel, concrete, and masonry materials are readily available and have reliable performance and quality control metrics, increasing 

construction efficiency

and safety. 

SOURCES

1. Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association. “Making the Cut: Is Cross-Laminated Timber Safe?” August 23, 2018.

2. American Institute of Steel Construction. “The Impact of Material Selection on the Resilience of Buildings.” April, 2017

3. Monahan, Rachel. “Environmental Groups Blast New City-Funded All Timber Building for Shirking Environmental      Standards.” Willamette Week. February 2, 2018.

4. Segerstrom, Carl. “Timber is Oregon’s Biggest Carbon Polluter.” High Country News. May 5, 2018.

5. Stiebert, Seton, et al. “Emission Omissions: Carbon Accounting Gaps in the Built Environment.” International Institute for Sustainable Development. April, 2019.

OUR PROJECTS

Contractors, engineers, architects, and project teams all over the world have delivered countless successful projects using steel, concrete and masonry. These materials remain readily available, with installation that is familiar to construction crews, and can seamlessly integrate into operations, increasing efficiency and safety.

 

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Building Materials Safety Coalition

The Building Materials Safety Coalition (BMSC) is a partnership of construction industry leaders, building trade organizations, labor unions, non-profit associations and research institutes. The BMSC was formed to promote and prioritize safety, resiliency, sustainability and efficiency in commercial, industrial and residential construction. 

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