Department Articles

June 2016: From the Editor

Back in April, two earthquakes of at least 7.0 magnitude occurred — one on April 15 in Japan and the other on April 16 in Ecuador. It got me thinking… and Googling. I wrote in the last issue that May was Building Safety Month. Building safety is based on building codes.…

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June 2016: Chairman’s Message

Having just returned from the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA) Convention in Hot Springs, Va., I am excited to share my experience with everyone. First of all, my wife, Colleen, and I, along with MCAA vice-chairman Paul Odom and his wife, Susie, were shown what southern hospitality is all about. From the moment we arrived late Wednesday night until departing very early Sunday morning, we were treated as a part of the group and included in all of their events. …

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June 2016: Government Affairs

In the midst of crazy political times, the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) had another great week in Washington, D.C., during our annual Legislative Conference. We had MCAA members from 11 states who took the time to meet with Representatives and Senators from their home states, providing them with an update on the masonry industry and the issues affecting their businesses. I wanted to take this time to recap the event for those of you who could not make it.…

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June 2016: Business Building

Building a great construction business is not easy. It takes a burning desire to grow, make a profit, and continually improve by trying new ideas, installing systems, managing operational structure, and hitting results. You must love what you do, love customers, and not be afraid to hire people better than yourself. …

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June 2016: Trowel Tech

Mason contractors across the country face similar challenges when out in the field. With the help of Hohmann and Barnard’s director of technical services, Jeremy Douglas, Masonry delivers answers to some of your most technical, complicated questions.…

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Industry Perspectives: False Fire-Related Claims Can Undermine Public Confidence in Building Codes and Masonry Designs

May 2016 By Bob Sullivan Fire safety is foundational to both masonry construction and all building codes. False marketing claims that negate fire safety have the potential to destroy the public’s trust in both masonry construction and building codes. In the mid-1990s, two aminoplast masonry foam insulation manufacturers, Tailored Chemical Products Inc. and Thermal Corporation…

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Chairman’s Message: The 2016 MCAA Legislative Conference

Our Washington, D.C., fly-in, the 2016 MCAA Legislative Conference, is nearly here. We will be on Capitol Hill in force on May 18 and 19, telling our stories to our elected officials. They truly want to hear how they can help us grow our businesses and hire more people, especially in an election year like the one we are in currently.…

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S26 HEPA Dust Extractor From Pullman Ermator

Ermator HEPA Dust Extractors are equipped with tested and certified HEPA filters that trap the smallest, most dangerous-to-breath dust particles and prevents them from being released in the air. A HEPA Dust Extractor not only exhausts perfectly clean air, it is far more efficient for the fast recovery of bulk dry dust, debris and other building materials found on every Construction, Abatement and Restoration job site.

Drilling and Chiseling Hammer Demonstration | CS Unitec

CS Unitec Drilling and Chiseling Hammer type 2 2414 0010 demonstration. For more information on the tools, drills and other products seen in this video, please visit:

PumpMaster | Masonry Grout Pump for Core Filling | Block Fill | Masonry Wall Grouting

The AIRPLACO PumpMaster PG-30 is shown on a jobsite in Nashville, TN with Masonry Contractor WASCO, Inc. ...