October 2015 Table of Contents

Hardscaping Case Studies
Two detailed case studies outline how to tackle masonry projects from the experiences of other.

Saws, Saw Blades, Hammers and Grinders
Saw technology continues to improve and evolve, and masons have more choices than ever on the jobsite as we learn in this review section.

Adhered Masonry Veneer
An expert lends a few lessons for navigating adhered masonry veneers, which have become better engineered for performance and more attractive as a final product.…

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September 2015 Table of Contents

Anchors, Connectors and Fasteners
Learn the dos and don’ts of masonry anchors from Paul Curtis, industry veteran.

Mixers, Pumps and Delivery Systems
The “Standard Specification for Grout for Masonry” allows for consistent quality and safety of masonry structures.

Scaffolding and Mast Climber Safety
Proper and appropriate training is simply critical to avoiding falls and other injuries.

Drone technology can be used to inspect building façades.

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August 2015 Table of Contents

Workforce Development
NCCER and MCAA address masonry’s immediate need to elevate its commitment to recruitment and training.

  • – Why Masonry?
    With a skilled labor shortage in the masonry industry, skilled masons are especially in demand.

Mast Climbers
Mast climber usage is on a major climb. Premier Scaffold’s Michael Solomon offers his perspective.

Manufactured Stone
ZAarchitects proposes to change masonry buildings as we know them via “Smart Masonry.”…

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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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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