December 2013 Table of Contents


Table of Contents


Fireplaces & Chimneys
Remodeling an indoor fireplace without replacing masonry really can be done, and the result can be natural, complex and permanent.

Building Envelopes & Wraps
Knowing the Unknown: John H. Koester offers insights on the ‘Ostrich Syndrome.’

Scaffolding industry veteran Justin Breithaupt discusses the project “tough spot” of the elevator shaft.


masonry and construction information

From The Editor
Chairman’s Message
Government Affairs
New Products

Federal Construction
Full Contact PM


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