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WOMEN IN MASONRY: Building on a Strong Foundation

Throughout its nearly 90-year history, General Shale has been a leading provider of building materials solutions for North America. While the company has long been a key player in the production of brick, stone and concrete block, over the past few years it has navigated a rebranding, greatly expanded its portfolio of masonry products, and established a robust digital community.

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Common Myths About Active Fall Protection

Throughout my 22 years in the fall protection industry, what has amazed me the most is the number of common falsehoods, myths and misconceptions related to an active fall event — one where a worker experiences an unintended loss of balance and then must rely on his active fall arrest system to bring him to a controlled, predictable stop and also rely on his company’s rescue plan to get him down quickly.…

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Jobsite Safety Inspections

There are many reasons why workplace safety inspections are essential. Safety inspections prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths on the job. Let’s discuss how inspections prevent injuries and also several other things accomplished by jobsite safety inspections.…

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Case Study: Resupporting Old Structural Masonry

In 2011, the Homer, Mich., school district began a building project. The plans included the construction of a new high school/middle school adjoining the existing K–8 building, demolition of the old high school and replacement of the existing brick veneer with masonry matching the new high school.…

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Q&A: Brick Veneer Anchors

Chapter 12 of the TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 2013 Building Code requirements defines the prescriptive design methods for Anchored and Adhered Masonry Veneer. This code was accepted in 2015 by the International Building Code. Here are some common questions and answers regarding this code chapter.…

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Selecting Anchors and Connectors for High-Wind Areas

When building with hollow and grout-filled masonry block, it is often the case that some other material will need to be fastened to it. Besides having to anchor something into the top of a wall (such as roof framing), you frequently have to anchor material to the face of a masonry wall. …

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Installing Flashing in Various Conditions

Many technical questions regarding flashing are based on conditions that didn’t exist a short time ago. Grade differentials, bed depths or brick shelf dimensions, arches and piers are just a few details that can add significant time to your project if they are not properly evaluated and considered during the estimating or buyout phase. …

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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. ...