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Material Mix Design for Masonry Grouting

The masonry industry has established guidelines for masonry grout, which allows contractors to produce quality materials and deliver them efficiently to where they are needed on the jobsite. The “Standard Specification for Grout for Masonry” (ASTM C476) is the prevailing specification in the masonry industry.…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Masonry Anchors

I have been around masonry anchors my entire life. My grandfather started our anchor manufacturing business 92 years ago. Having been involved full-time in this business for the last 36 years, I have witnessed the creation of many extraordinary masonry buildings. …

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Raising the Bar on Scaffolding and Mast Climber Safety

Training, meticulous adherence to safety guidelines and situational awareness all contribute to preventing tragedies on jobsites, particularly those involving working at heights. A recent fatal accident in North Carolina illustrates the need for emphasis on safety standards among masons and other construction workers using scaffolding and mast climbers in high-rise construction projects.…

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Drone Technology Used to Inspect Facade

Engineers often are challenged with inspecting tall structures. Engineered Building Inspections, P.C., is a specialty engineering firm that performs façade and waterproofing evaluations in the New York City region. The firm knows the high costs associated with the telescopic man lifts and scaffolding setups required to get a closer look at tall structures. …

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Digitized Stone: ZAarchitects Develop ‘Smart Masonry’

When one hears the term masonry architecture, digital fabrication and automated construction processes are probably not the first ideas that come to mind. By its very nature, the architecture produced with stone masonry is often heavy, massive and incorporates less natural light than alternative methods. However, with their research proposal for “Smart Masonry,”……

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Why Masonry?

As a skilled labor shortage in the masonry industry continues to frustrate, we are reminded in this article of why the masonry trade is such a viable option for young people today. Masonry is an indispensable trade. …

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Mast Climbing Scaffolding: Expanding our World

As we enter August, the construction industry continues to rebound from the economic blues of the last few years. But it seems that our industry is pulling out and going upward into a recovery. This comes from many sources that validate what many of us feel is an upward surge in commercial construction projects. …

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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