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November 2012 Volume 51, Number 11
Air Barriers: Impermeable or Permeable?Architects and engineers are faced with the challenge of selecting an air barrier from the many types available. Masonry reports.
Green BuildingA case study focuses on how blended cements aid in sustainable design and construction.
Natural StoneLearn how Indiana limestone is restored on buildings and structures that have been damaged by age, neglect and use.
Patching: Extending the life of masonryUnderstanding the products available for patching lets you make better selections for each condition.
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October 2012 Volume 51, Number 10
Permeable PavingMasonry examines why municipalities are passing ordinances that mandate permeable paving in new construction.
Saws and Saw BladesThe Brick Breakthrough: Veneer has expanded business for the mason contractor.
Hardscaping Case StudiesMany materials are available to masons for today’s thriving hardscaping business. Learn from others’ hardscaping project experiences.
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September 2012 Volume 51, Number 9
Masonry Anchors and Ties by the CodeA look at code-compliant anchors for both masonry walls and for brick veneers.
Consistent Masonry Mix on DemandKeeping crews busy at all times via a gravity-fed silo system and a conventional mortar mixer.
Business ManagementThree mason contractors get real about keeping their businesses thriving and surviving.
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August 2012 Volume 51, Number 8
Architectural Cast StoneThe Cast Stone Institute defines architectural cast stone and other related products.
Codes and StandardsSalt Lake City s City Creek Center is constructed in adherence to a stringent set of codes and standards.
Mast ClimbersA discussion of mast climber safety and the responsibilities of end users.
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July 2012 Volume 51, Number 7
Mortars, Mixtures and StainingThere is a science to staining, as explained by Russell Gray, president of Nawkaw.
Workforce DevelopmentThe meaning of workforce development, and what it takes to keep our trade strong
New TechnologiesSolutions Through Software: Cost-cutting and overhead control via process automating processes is explained.
New TechnologiesMortar Net is committed to the use of technology for conveying instructional information to customers.
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