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The Building Envelope: Buzzword or Trend?
A look at masonry wall systems and what the wall system can do for our industry.

Anchors and Energy Efficiency
Energy codes continue to reach for higher standards. If you’re thinking that the role played by a masonry anchor in the thermal performance of a wall system is insignificant, think again.

Adding Drainage to Stone Veneers and Adhered Masonry
A drill-down on the considerations of installing adhered masonry and assuring proper drainage

Scaffolding Case Study
Engineering and communication overcome challenges on Travelers Tower renovation as Safway Services erects the tallest, continuous Systems Scaffold structure in the United States.

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MCAA Midyear Meeting
The 2014 MCAA Midyear Meeting was heavily attended by a group eager to learn, network and enjoy Milwaukee.

Natural Stone
A beautiful Arizona residence showcases the natural bond of mortar, natural stone and the mason.

Nebraska State Capitol
With recent restoration projects at the Nebraska State Capitol, preservation staff tested masonry cleaning techniques.

Handheld Tools
Masonry reviews several handheld tools for the mason contractor.

Green Building
LEED v4 presents a significant shift in program approaches, with changes designed to push designers and builders into new realms of sustainability innovation.

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Air Barriers and Insulation
Mason contractors can experience long-term energy savings through cavity wall systems.

Education and Certifications
The tough new standards developed by the Natural Stone Council over a five-year period were released in late-June and promise to level the playing field between man’s oldest building material and other building components.

Software: BIM for Masonry
BIM-M will expand the use of masonry within the construction industry by promoting the development of tools that will help architects, engineers, manufacturers, masons, contractors and owners.

Technology: Humanoids and Bio Bricks
With a sharp decline in the number of young people learning the masonry trade, could robot prototypes fill the void?

Mast Climbers, Cranes and Telehanders
The mast climber industry has been working hard to update committee focus and standards development, always mindful of the increased potential for accidents in the period immediately following a recession.


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MCAA Legislative Conference Wrap-Up
The MCAA had another well-attended and successful Fly-In in May.

Moisture Management
Draining the Rain: The latest advancements in engineered rainscreen wall systems.

Air Barriers and Insulation
A look at fluid-applied air and water barriers, and the science behind the product.

Air Barriers and Insulation
Cavity walls are the bricks and mortar for maximizing building envelope performance.

Rentals
The Continued Rise of Equipment Rental: Growth is projected through 2015, before slowing in 2016 and 2017.


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Cleaning Manufactured Stone
Three experts weigh in on basic considerations for cleaning manufactured stone.

Used Mast Climbers
The decision of whether to buy a new or used mast climber involves several factors.

Masonry Workforce Development
The MCAA’s high school training programs initiative will feed graduates into apprenticeship opportunities across the country.


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