INTRODUCTION TO 'MASS' TECHNOLOGY - Two new proprietary building technologies, patent-pending, are promising considerable cost and schedule advantages over conventional building technologies. Called Membrane Assisted Seismic-Responsive Structures (MASS) and Versa-Slab (VS) reduce the cost of construction; reduce the life-cycle and day-to-day building operating cost, provide for more resilient interior and exterior finishes; and are eco-friendly with a smaller carbon footprint... [read more]