Feature Articles

Innovations Take Pressure Off Tight-Squeeze Jobs

It used to be an article of faith in the masonry industry that tight, cut-up jobs would slow production to a crawl and slice into profits. New innovations in scaffolding are turning that rule on its head, enabling masons to fit scaffolds into narrow alleys and elevator shafts and work more efficiently. It’s all a matter of choosing the right scaffolding product for the job and using it correctly.…

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Navigating LEED v4 for Concrete Masonry

Phil Bonnell has reason to be proud of the sustainability profile of his company. As VP and general manager of Basalite Concrete Products Northwest Region, Bonnell always has felt proud to provide an inherently sustainable product to a customer base that places high value on everything green.

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Brick: An Old Way to a Better Tomorrow

Since early mankind moved out of caves and into communities, brick has been a desired construction material. With readily available materials, a simple manufacturing process, and durable and sustainable results, brick prominence was easy to understand. …

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Handheld Tools

Whether your mission is to cut, grind, hammer or measure, you need the correct handheld tool for the task on your jobsite. Manufacturers are more innovative than ever in keeping handhelds light, efficient and brimming with functionality.…

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MIA CEU Course Teaches Stone Specification

Choosing the right stone for a project is more difficult than it sounds. Architects and designers must weigh a number of factors, including functionality, durability and availability, when selecting stone for construction projects. New training opportunities offered by the Marble Institute of America are aimed at helping designers and architects better understand natural stone and how to select the right material for the job.…

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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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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