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Information for Masonry Contractors


Inspecting and Maintaining
Industrial Chimneys

This article describes the findings of hundreds of inspections of existing masonry chimneys throughout the Chicago area. It also explains how the service conditions that most of the older masonry chimneys were designed to withstand have changed over the years, and offers a brief engineering discussion regarding design, general maintenance and restoration suggestions.

Using a Drug-free Workplace to Strengthen Your Workforce
Illegal drug use is certainly not epidemic in the masonry industry, but even a single drug abuser can cost a company money, cause accidents, and ruin a well-established reputation. We will discuss how to implement a drug-free workplace and what you might expect with such a system in place.

Moisture Management:
How the Cavity Space Affects Masonry Construction

While the cavity size may differ between commercial, residential and stone veneer applications, it is important that every project allow for proper water drainage and air movement.

From the Editor
President's Message
Government Affairs
Making The Grade
New Products
Masonry Around the Nation
BIA Brick in Architecture Awards
Business Trends
Full Contact Project Management
Masonry News
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