Preparing for the Future

The installers of our organization have been extremely busy as of late. Gone (at least temporarily) are the days of struggling to find the next job....
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Case Study: Lovness Estate In Stillwater, Minnesota

On the tranquil lakefront of Stillwater, Minnesota, is a Mid-Century Modern home physically built stone-by-stone by Don and Virginia Lovness in...
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Changes Contractors (and Designers!) Need to Know about Regarding Masonry Codes – How Some Revisions Can Help You Out

Dealing with Codes and Standards is typically no fun, and keeping up with the changes can be a grind. But in the last few years, there have been a...
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American Treasures: The Washington National Cathedral

As you’ve learned from our Marvelous Masonry series, the structures created through the trade have a rich history and have stood the test of time....
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The 2017 MCAA Legislative Conference

The Mason Contractors Association of America held its annual Legislative Conference in Washington DC from May 16-18. The conference is an...
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Air Barriers & Insulation

Like any job or trade, masonry is systematic, and when it comes to building walls that concept rings true. Herbert Sloane, Chief Architect at Owens...
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Preparing for the Future

The installers of our organization have been extremely busy as of late. Gone (at least temporarily) are the days of struggling to find the next job. Our bigger issues today have to do with finding enough people to help us get more work and handle the work we already...

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Air Barriers & Insulation

Like any job or trade, masonry is systematic, and when it comes to building walls that concept rings true. Herbert Sloane, Chief Architect at Owens Corning, describes that in order for a masonry wall system to work properly, “all the performance attributes for the...

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Question: How Close is Too Close?  Part II Hopefully, you have had a good month because no one has complained about your work on any job. Great! But that wasn’t the case in my world, as I’ve had four contacts about workmanship issues this...

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July 2017: 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: July 2017

Now Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 Words: Tim O'Toole The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Masonry Hall of Fame class. The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to...

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture Dan Kamys, Editor - dkamys@masonrymagazine.com In this fast-paced first year of being involved with the MCAA and being the Editor of Masonry, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of individuals with different backgrounds and...

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