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July 2015 Table of Contents

Scheels All Sports Gets Protection Year ‘Round
A silicone, liquid-applied air barrier keeps Scheels cold-weather construction moving forward.

Specialty Store Gets a Special Mortar
Trader Joe’s uses Amerimix Water Repellent Mortar with RainBloc in all Colorado locations.

When and Why to Rent
A look at whether a mason contractor’s dollars are best spent by purchasing new equipment or renting

Joint Reinforcement: Less Is More
Less Is More: Mason contractors are empowered to help improve joint reinforcement specifications.…

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June 2015 Table of Contents

Choosing the Right Masonry Pressure Washer
For masonry cleaning, a pressure washer is a universal tool applicable across a range of service fields.

Should You Clean Your Own Masonry, or Hire It Out?
Opinions are split down the middle on sub-contracting new masonry cleaning or keeping the work in-house.

Brick Matching 101
Matching colors and textures is one way to make any set of structures appear to belong together.

BIM for Masonry Releases New Roadmap
The first BIM-M Symposium took place in April and affirms that the BIM-M Initiative is moving at an ever-increasing pace.…

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April 2015 Table of Contents

Restoring Cut River Bridge
After more than 70 years of braving harsh Michigan winters, the stone facade of Michigan’s Cut River Bridge was ready for a facelift.

The Right Anchor for the Job
A brief look at what works, some we may not have considered, what’s new, and what should no longer be used

Scaffolding: A Worldwide Reach for Safety
Scaffold Training Institute programs help keep workers safer and working smarter.

Scaffolding: ‘Non-Stop’ Progress
A one-on-one with Justin Breithaupt Sr., founder of Non-Stop Scaffolding, whose efforts have benefited the masonry industry for more than 50 years…

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February 2015 Table of Contents

Fall Protection Safety

-Challenges in Fall Protection
No company wants one of its team members to suffer a fall, regardless of the severity. How far will your company go to accomplish this?

-Low-Level Lifts Can Fit the Bill
Low-level lifts have many features that raise the level of safety on jobsites.

Brick and Block
Water penetration into structures where brick veneer intersects with a roof in areas such as gables, bay windows and chimneys is a recurring challenge.

Software
SAM, a new masonry robotics system, frees masons for more detailed work.

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January 2015 Table of Contents

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 TelehandersThe 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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December 2014 Table of Contents

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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MASONRY MAGAZINE VIDEO NEWS

Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

John Smith, Jr.

John Smith, Jr. receives the 2015 MCAA C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner (First Year), Masonry Skills Challenge

Synpro Products

Masonry Magazine Video News Interview: Michael Goyne

Hydro Mobile Inc

Interview with Kevin O'Shea of Hydro Mobile, Inc.

Interview with Mark Kemp – Chairman, MCAA

Interview with Masonry Contractors Association of America Chairman, Mark Kemp

Mortar Net Solutions

Interview with Steve Fechino from Mortar Net Solutions

Pullman Ermator

Interview with Lyndon Kelsey of Pullman Ermator

Keene Building Products

Interview with Jim O'Neill of Keene Building Products