Table of Contents
State of the Association
MCAA's past president, G. Alan Griffin, discusses the challenges and triumphs of the Association from the past year.
Some Saws We Saw
Masonry saws and blades: same old, same old? Not any more. See what we discover at the two big masonry shows of 2006.
Brick Brief: Lipped Brick
The use of brick shapes is a popular architectural feature on many projects. This "Brick Brief" discusses some of the important points to consider for lipped brick shapes and their applications.
Building in the Face of Hurricanes
The catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Katrina has driven home the vulnerability of residential construction under the onslaught of a natural disaster. But in Florida, where hurricanes are commonplace, building codes dramatically changed since 1992, after the massive destruction of Hurricane Andrew. Since then, the use of concrete masonry as the primary structural component in residential homes is on the rise.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor
Making The Grade
MCAA International Excellence in Masonry Awards
Full Contact Project Management