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.
RLG supports fast-track expansion for First Solar
New 1.1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility completed in just 12 months
17,000-square-foot warehouse addition
Company outgrew its existing facilities and needed more space to meet current customer needs and plan for the future
Fresenius Kidney Care Center provides convenient location for patients in downtown Toledo
Dialysis patients served by new 7,200-square-foot center
Defiance City Schools institutional construction management
231,000-square-foot 6th through 12th grade school campus becomes home to more than 1,300 students
ProMedica Downtown Toledo headquarters and parking structure
ProMedica builds and renovates along the Toledo Riverfront to accommodate over 1,000 employees
Buck & Knobby Equipment Co.
Equipment dealership's new 6,000-square-foot facility in Holland, Ohio
BMW Dealership for Yark Automotive Group
Work is complete on the 33,815-square-foot facility
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