Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 252 0 1 5 A N N U A L R E P O R T N AT I O N A L C O N C R E T E M A S O N R Y A S S O C I AT I O N 9 W E P R O M OT E Feeling the pressure of competing building materials impinging on the K-12 market NCMA researched and analyzed the competition. In 2015 NCMA presented members with the results of the research and material to address CMU vs. competing building materials in the K-12 market. This initial Decision Market Assessment and Application Profiling MAAPing initiative highlighting Top Reasons for Specifying Concrete Masonry will be a prototype for other building materials and markets. In 2015 NCMA published a Buildings issue of Concrete Masonry Designs magazine compiled of case studies and technical information using concrete masonry units and manufactured stone veneer. The magazine serves as a tool for members to show how using concrete masonry can provide solutions to design and construction challenges including cost savings design flexibility security and more. Manufactured stone projects show the aesthetic value of this building material. Our Member Companies NCMA took a more aggressive role in social media in 2015 with regular posts and tweets that highlight our members members products and resources to use the products. NCMA is increasing its reach among members installers designers and others. The NCMA Directories on the website www.ncma.org allow design professionals to easily find suppliers in their local area or certified contractors and for members to easily locate each other. Find a Producer Find a Supplier Find an SRW Installer Concrete Masonry NCMA highlighted the resilience of concrete masonry as part of a display on proper detailing and construction of storm shelters in accordance with FEMA and ICC requirements during the World of Concrete. As resilient design is the new buzz for construction concrete masonry can meet requirements to build strong and safe shelters to withstand natural disasters. Using environmentally friendly products continues to be a practice for many designers. To facilitate developing environmental product declarations EPD NCMA led efforts at ASTM International to publish Product Category Rules PCR for concrete masonry units segmental retaining wall units and manufactured stone veneer. To help navigate the EPD development process NCMA developed a Road Map for performing Life Cycle Inventory and Assessment LCA and developing Environmental Product Declarations EPDs for NCMA members. The document outlines the concepts of LCA and the steps that need to be completed to develop an EPD. Buildings 2015 N A T I O N A L C O N C R E T E M A S O N R Y A S S O C I A T I O N Designing with CMUs