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Using CO2 in Masonry: An Opportunity to Make Every Block Count

Advances in technology are self-perpetuating — conducting research and development inevitably leads to discoveries that propel innovation forward. CarbonCure Technologies is no stranger to this cycle. The company’s technology started when their CEO, Robert Niven, began researching the chemical reaction between carbon dioxide (CO2), cement and water while earning his master’s degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.…

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A Blend of Natural Stone and Manufactured Stone Veneer Brings Out an Iconic Architectural Masterpiece

As most of today’s masonry professionals know, materials have changed in recent times. The choices have expanded, particularly in the category of manufactured stone, which can lend both performance and customized aesthetic advantages. And the manufacturing processes to achieve certain performance characteristics have greatly advanced.As most of today’s masonry professionals know, materials have changed in recent times. The choices have expanded, particularly in the category of manufactured stone, which can lend both performance and customized aesthetic advantages. And the manufacturing processes to achieve certain performance characteristics have greatly advanced.…

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Cast Stone and BIM — A Match Made in Louisiana

The 27,500-square-foot Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame is located in Natchitoches, La., the oldest settlement of the original Louisiana Purchase. The museum houses memorabilia contributed by the diverse cultures that shaped the state of Louisiana and the Gulf South.

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The Advantages of Manufactured Calcium Silicate Building Stone

While calcium silicate masonry units (CSMU) are not new, their unique qualities and benefits are perhaps more relevant today than ever. Understanding how CSMU differs from other manufactured stone reveals the important advantages of this masonry product. CSMUs are a manufactured stone product with exceptional strength and durability, as well as remarkable authenticity in terms of texture and appearance. …

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Historic Downtown Kansas City Landmark Restored, Repurposed

With 150,000 square feet of limestone standing 34 stories high, the Kansas City Power & Light building has prominently adorned the city’s downtown skyline since its construction in 1931. The historic Art Deco-style building at 1330 Baltimore Ave., designed by Hoit, Price and Barnes, held the record of Missouri’s tallest habitable structure for 45 years, from 1931 to 1976.…

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Off the Wall — As in Masonry Cleaning!

As manufacturers of masonry cleaning equipment for over 43 years, Unique Industries LLC (known by the product name Kem-O-Kleen) has received more than a few questions about cleaning methods. We believe that there is always room to improve and, by sharing ideas and information, we can all be better. With that in mind, we asked some of the masons we know to share their cleaning methods.…

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Technology for the Jobsite: Finding the Right Tools to Serve a Dynamic Project Team

Not too long ago, one of the biggest questions facing our industry was how ready it was to start utilizing new technologies, particularly mobile technology. With increasing adoption of mobile technologies and growing awareness of the enormously positive impact they have on project team efficiency, business owners no longer question if their team is ready. They are asking instead, what technology is right for my project team and how will I get them to use it?…

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Cast Stone: A Quality Masonry Product Simulating Natural Stone

If it looks like stone and is a manufactured concrete product, then it must be Cast Stone, right? Not true. The product could be Cast Stone or one of a number of other products, including adhered manufactured stone masonry veneer (AMSMV), architectural precast, calcium silicate, natural stone or even new lightweight products made with only an outer coating of concrete. Each product has its appropriate applications dependent upon the project. …

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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: http://www.csunitec.com/hammer-drills/

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. ...