The Official Publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America
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February 2014 Volume 53, Number 2
Case Study: Lightweight Block, Heavyweight BenefitsAt the Maryland Science Center, lightweight concrete masonry units paid for themselves by saving masons half the labor.Fire Safety Through BrickIt just makes sense to protect your most valuable assets with the fire resistance and durability of brick.Case Study: University of Oklahoma’s Headington Hall The culmination of five years of planning, design and construction of a residential hall for the University of OklahomaSpotlight on SafetyAn interview with Corporate Safety Director Zach Everett sheds light on why safety matters.BIM-M: A Work in ProgressDavid Biggs, P.E., S.E., provides an update on Building Information Modeling – Masonry (BIM-M), two years into the process.
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January 2014 Volume 53, Number 1
Online EducationThe MCAA reports on the many online educational options for masons who want to continue their education and/or become a Certified Mason Contractor.Education for MasonsA meeting of the minds spreads education for masons as we learn firsthand from Mortar Net’s Steve Fechino.A Crash Course in Air BarriersThe Air Barrier Association of America breaks down all of the basics about air barriers.Mast ClimbersInnovation and growth continue for Hydro-Mobile with new products and initiatives.
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December 2013 Volume 52, Number 12
Fireplaces & ChimneysRemodeling an indoor fireplace without replacing masonry really can be done, and the result can be natural, complex and permanent.Building Envelopes & WrapsKnowing the Unknown: John H. Koester offers insights on the ‘Ostrich Syndrome.’ScaffoldingScaffolding industry veteran Justin Breithaupt discusses the project “tough spot” of the elevator shaft.
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November 2013 Volume 52, Number 11
Air Barriers and Insulation• Improving Building Insulation: Masonry consults Dr. Maria Spinu, Ph.d., LEED AP• Priming Self-Adhered Air Barrier Membranes: taking a closer look at the claim “No Primer Required”Natural Stone• Accessorizing With Stone: Case studies highlight the use of natural stone obtained from various stone quarries, located in the Rhône-Alpes area of France. Green Building• Product Benchmarking for Greener Buildings: By creating an opportunity for verified, accurate product comparisons, LCAs and EPDs are the next requirement for truly sustainable buildings.
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October 2013 Volume 52, Number 10
The Cutting Edge: Saws and Saw Blades ReviewA review of some of the latest and greatest saws and saw blades available for your masonry jobsite arsenal. PaversFrom providing directions to adding color and design, pavers can serve multiple purposes in hardscaping projects.HardscapingMasonry provides a case study in the area of hardscaping, so that you may learn from the experiences of others.
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