Masonry’s Workforce Issue: Part 1 of XYZ University’s Whitepaper For The MCAA and MASONRY

The State of the Masonry Profession: Why the Workforce Issue Exists  Some of the world’s most significant architectural achievements have been built...

Where To Go: Part 2 of XYZ University’s Whitepaper For The MCAA and MASONRY

Solutions for Change   The workforce of the 21st century is drastically different than the workforce of the 20th century. Despite the fact that...

Focus, Collaboration, and Building The Future: Part 3 of XYZ University’s Whitepaper For The MCAA and MASONRY

Step 4: Be Future Focused  Future-focused companies position themselves for future success by preparing for who and what may come next. Failure to...

Rebuilding From Within

After severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Haine family has a happy home once again.  In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast...

Case Study: GRS Bridge

New technologies and materials are helping states and local public agencies meet the country’s high demand for infrastructure improvements.  One...

Dry Stone Walls – Principles of structurally sound construction

Dry stonewalls, or stonewalls built without the use of mortar, have been around for millennia. There are examples of dry stonewalls and structures...

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The Mission To Build Masonry’s Workforce

Construction Jobs: There’s Still a Labor Shortage - Fortune   Persistent Workforce Shortages Challenge Commercial Construction – U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Labor Shortages Create New Challenges – Masonry Advisory Council   Skilled Labor Shortage Intensifies Despite...

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Tech Talk: Control Joints

The discussion of Control Joints should begin with a correct definition of the term. Control joints in masonry are vertical weak planes intentionally built or cut into masonry to control where cracking occurs. Control joints should be installed in any masonry assembly...

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Rebuilding From Within

After severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Haine family has a happy home once again.  In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast of the United States. After four days of heavy rain, the reservoirs to the north and west of Houston were filled to...

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The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch Dan Kamys, Editorial Director - dkamys@masonrymagazine.com I just got back from the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting in Austin, and I have to start by thanking Paul and Susie Odom for their hospitality during the event. I’ve always loved Austin, but this trip...

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

Subject: NO Jerry Painter   Most of you that know me are aware of my masonry sermon telling any GC or CM “No” if they ask you to do additional work without a CO. Modify from the project drawings without an ASI, do any work that is contrary to best practices or...

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November 2018: Full Contact Project Management

Contractors have unique abilities, equipment and training to “see” things that almost no one else can. You can merely look at a set of plans and see, right then and there, if a proposed project will not work – even though it was designed by the expert architect or engineer.

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MCAA Gateway: November 2018

Registration Open for 2019 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete Registration is now available for the 2019 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The MCAA Convention is the perfect opportunity for you and your company to learn and...

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