Feature Articles

A Hometown Hero Comes Home

May 25, 2015, was unlike any other Memorial Day celebrated in the historic Borough of Ephrata, Pa. On this Memorial Day, a special ceremony took place: the dedication of a Veterans’ Memorial Plaza. The centerpiece of the plaza is a statue of one of World War II’s best known soldiers, Major Richard D. Winters……

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Johnson Plaza at Converse College

Many students arriving for the first time at Converse College have an educational goal to be the best in their class. And, when they walk on campus, they can be inspired, since the first thing they will see is the best in its own: Johnson Plaza. …

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Saws, Saw Blades, Hammers and Grinders

Masonry tool companies are offering a plethora of saws, saw blades, hammers and grinders to masons in 2015 and into 2016. As we review several of the latest and greatest products offered to the masonry industry, Norton Construction Products reminds us how to use these products safely.

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Navigating Adhered Masonry Veneer

An adhered masonry veneer is a cost-effective way for a home owner or commercial property owner to keep the appearance of masonry in the façade, when budgets or design considerations don’t allow the use of full-sized masonry units. …

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A New Face for Senior Housing

When The Renaissance Companies of Chicago developed the concept for the Kilpatrick Renaissance, an apartment complex for seniors aged 55 and over, its leadership immediately called upon general contractor Sterling Renaissance Inc. of Lake Zurich, Ill., and Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects of Chicago. Together, the team conceptualized, analyzed and streamlined the design and building processes, negating any challenges that occurred. …

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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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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