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.

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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November 2014 Table of Contents

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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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