Masonry construction has been used throughout the world for thousands of years — but recent advancements have allowed for ever greater flexibility and longevity. A wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors are available, leading to a wide span of finishes and designs that are possible for your building.
In addition to creating a highly durable structure under normal conditions, masonry increases the building’s fire resistance as the block and mortar itself is completely noncombustible. Concrete masonry fire walls are commonly specified fire barriers — maintaining structural integrity for hours of fire exposure.
These buildings have a higher level of thermal insulation (versus metal buildings) leading to reduced energy costs and a reduced need for additional insulation. They are also noted for their ability to insulate sound transmission between spaces.
It is also easily reinforced with vertical steel to further enhance the structural integrity and increase the complexity of the building’s design. When reinforced with steel, masonry is also resistant to earthquakes.
Tradesmen’s masonry software allows Rudolph Libbe Inc. to cut estimating time in half and ensure materials and supplies are ordered accurately. Materials being anticipated, ordered, and delivered correctly allows Rudolph Libbe to provide tighter project schedules and guaranteed completion dates. This software works similarly to BIM. You can see the actual wall section as it’s being built, zoom in and walk through to see the work at any elevation as well as view the building in a 3D perspective both outside and inside.
With substantial proven experience, RLG has completed projects spanning a variety of provided services and solutions.
Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union
Work is complete on this self-performed project resulting in a new 4,000-square-foot credit union
Mercy Health Oncology Diagnostic Center
Mercy Health partnered once again with RLG, this time to build a new oncology diagnostic and treatment center
Midwest Tape Headquarters and Warehouse Design/Build
135,000 square foot facility provides room to grow
Schütz Container Plant Expansion
Fast-track schedule need for increased production space and capacity
Toledo Zoo Aquarium
A 21st-century facility in an historic structure
Suburban Veterinary Clinic Group
Suburban Veterinary Clinic Group built three locations, the owners of the practice returned to the Rudolph Libbe Inc. Special Accounts team each time.
Mercy Medical Centers Construction Management
18,500-square-foot emergency and diagnostic centers
Lake High School Design/Build
First public high school in Ohio with design/build
Food Process Manufacturing Plant Addition Design/Build
Unique solution for vertical, gravity-fed production line
Mancy’s Restaurant Entry Emergency Construction
Critical repair without disruption
Refinery Controls Center, Lab and Offices Design/Build
163,000-square-foot facility combines distinct functions
Burkett Restaurant Equipment Facility Renovation
Fast-track renovation of existing facility