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Saw Blades: Making the Cut
A detailed review of many of the industry’s newest saw blades available to masons

Sustainability
What we can learn from concrete: The durability and longevity of a structure directly impacts the environmental footprint that structure creates.

Can a Mortar Mixing Pump Be Low Maintenance?
For the mason contractor looking for a simpler solution to mixing and delivery of mortar, m-tec offers an answer.


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MCAA Annual Convention
World of Concrete Wrap-Up
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Case Study: Lightweight Block,
Heavyweight Benefits

At the Maryland Science Center, lightweight concrete masonry units paid for themselves by saving masons half the labor.

Fire Safety Through Brick
It 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 Oklahoma

Spotlight on Safety
An interview with Corporate Safety Director Zach Everett sheds light on why safety matters.

BIM-M: A Work in Progress
David Biggs, P.E., S.E., provides an update on Building Information Modeling – Masonry (BIM-M), two years into the process.


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Online Education
The 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 Masons
A meeting of the minds spreads education for masons as we learn firsthand from Mortar Net’s Steve Fechino.

A Crash Course in Air Barriers
The Air Barrier Association of America breaks down all of the basics about air barriers.

Mast Climbers
Innovation and growth continue for Hydro-Mobile with new products and initiatives.


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Fireplaces & Chimneys
Remodeling an indoor fireplace without replacing masonry really can be done, and the result can be natural, complex and permanent.

Building Envelopes & Wraps
Knowing the Unknown: John H. Koester offers insights on the ‘Ostrich Syndrome.’

Scaffolding
Scaffolding industry veteran Justin Breithaupt discusses the project “tough spot” of the elevator shaft.


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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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COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
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MCAA Midyear Meeting Coverage
Restoration & Preservation

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