Feature Articles

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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AIA Holds Annual Convention in Atlanta

The American Institute of Architects held its Annual Convention in Atlanta in May. The event brought about 800 exhibitors, with some 40 masonry-related companies – a good sign for the masonry industry.…

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Why I Attend the MCAA Legislative Conference

Each year, we bring you up-close coverage of the MCAA’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., where association members and masonry industry leaders fly in for a few days of difference making. And, each year, we encourage everyone in the masonry industry to attend this important and beneficial event. So, to give you even more perspective……

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2015 MCAA Legislative Conference Recap

What a great week in Washington, D.C., for the Mason Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) annual Masonry Industry Legislative Conference. We made the most of our time, both on and off Capitol Hill, and had yet another successful effort.…

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Joint Reinforcement: Less Is More

Do you still encounter project specifications that require (often or occasionally) truss-shaped wire, heavy-duty wire, prefabricated corners and/or Ts? If so, it’s time to climb the ladder, so your company can positively impact the constructability, performance and cost effectiveness of your client’s projects. …

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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