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June 2012 Volume 51, Number 6
To Rent, or Not to Rent?Now that the busy season is upon us, contractors nationwide are deciding whether to rent or to buy.
Growing Workers in PennsylvaniaWorkforce development is key to increasing masonry market share.
Rules for FlashingNew flashing fabrics, membranes and composites give masonry contractors better options.
Pressure and Masonry CleaningRelaying some lessons learned from professional cleaners
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May 2012 Volume 51, Number 5
Rehabs and Restorations Case StudiesLearn from the experiences of others, as we highlight a variety of restorations to several types of structures using a host of materials.
Connectors, Anchors and FastenersThe DryFix System provides a cornerstone solution to restoring Detroit’s Broderick Tower skyscraper.
Cutting-Edge SawsThe improved technology of today’s masonry construction saws continues to impress.
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April 2012 Volume 51, Number 4
A Crash Course in PlanksWhen armed with the correct information, you have control over jobsite accidents and fines. Masonry consults a planking industry expert.
Software: Efficiency at Your FingertipsKeeping up with software advances can be frustrating, but let’s face it – this is a good problem to have.
Scaffolding: What OSHA Really Looks ForCheck out these simple steps to cut OSHA fines.
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March 2012 Volume 51, Number 3
MCAA Annual ConventionCatch the highlights from this year’s convention events and meetings
Mixers, Pumps and Delivery SystemsConsiderations for contractors when purchasing a mixer
Masonry Wall FlashingsPreventing water leakage through masonry façades in contemporary construction is accomplished, primarily, by the use of well-placed flashings.
Strides in Saw BladesLong life, durability and a reasonable price – these are what you need in a masonry saw blade, and manufacturers are answering the call.
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February 2012 Volume 51, Number 2
Manufactured Thin Brick Choosing manufactured stone thin bricks for your siding needs
Block Case StudyFremont Tactical Training Facility
Bricklayers’ Tools Manufacturers continue to invent and improve upon a host of fantastic tools for every situation.
Environmental Attributes of BricksWhen it comes to durability and maintenance, a clay brick wall is hard to beat
Laths and Stone Regarding lath integrity, you may not get what you expect.
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