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BAC/IMI National Training Center:
Open for Business
The union masonry industry's commitment to workforce development gained a visible national face this summer with the opening of the new International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)-International Masonry Institute (IMI) National Training Center in Bowie, Md.
Simplifying Grout and Mortar Delivery
An increasing number of silos, mixers, pumps and delivery systems designed to simplify the process of getting mortar and grout from powder to placed are popping up on masonry job sites. From residential homes to massive commercial projects, these systems offer time, money and labor savings and provide a glimpse into masonry's future.
Grout Consolidation: Getting the Air Out
With the seemingly constant changes to lift heights and required consolidation in the codes, there seems to be some confusion out there as to the what, when, where, how and why concerning the consolidation of grouted masonry cells. This article will help to demystify masonry grout and vibration products, and their usage.
Raising the Bar
This month, we discuss scaffolding erection services and what mason contractors need to know about this time- and labor-saving option. We'll discover what the advantages are for using this type of service, as well as what questions need to be asked before a company is hired.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor
Making The Grade
Q&A with Jeff Buczkiewicz
Masonry Around the Nation
Full Contact Project Management