Masonry Institute


May 2009

Masonry Institute

Masonry Institute Inc. held its second Masonry Expo, “It Makes a Village,” at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., April 1 and 2. Participating industries and associations offered a total of 16 seminars that provided technical and best practices information needed to design and build with masonry. The National Concrete Masonry Association, the Brick Industry Association, the MCAA, the Cast Stone Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Concrete Masonry Promotions Council all offered to give seminars in support of this event.

The It Makes a Village contest is a design-build competition. There were 11 teams consisting of architects and masons who collaborated on design, and then built their projects during the two-day event.

“The board of directors, the national associations and our membership showed confidence and courage in these difficult economic times by supporting this effort,” says Masonry Institute Director Joyce Greer. “Many folks put a great deal of their talents and efforts together to make it the best show possible. We all feel it was well worth the efforts.”

The It Makes a Village winners were:

First Place – $2,500

Virginia Tech School of Architecture, Masonry Design, Inc.

Second Place – $1,500

Falls Church Construction, BeeryRio Architects + Interiors

Third Place – $1,000

Deeben Enterprises, R. Hunter Hurt, AIA

United Masonry, EYP Architecture and Engineering

Baltimore Masonry & Rounds VanDuzer Architects

Genco Masonry, Esocoff Architects

Carroll County Career & Technology Center, School Drafting Dept.

C. S. Monroe Technology Center, Hayes Large Architects

L.F. Jennings Inc., Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects

Center of Applied Technology-North, School Drafting Dept.

J.D. Long Masonry, Main Street Architecture


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