Case Study: Chicago’s Original Water Tower And Pump Station

In Chicago 150 years ago, life was much different from what we know and experience today. Life was slower, needs were different, technology emerged...

Safety: PROTECTING WORKERS IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS

Many workers spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers in foundries, laundries, construction projects, and bakeries - to...

MODERN MEASURING: GET ON OUR LEVEL

Not Your Typical Mason’s Level While there is indeed a fine variety of measuring and layout tools, it has been brought to the industry’s attention...

Warm Weather Q&A

It’s officially summer and we thought we should get some input on warm weather construction procedures. We got the opportunity to chat with three...

Something That Really Matters: Bill Coulbourne and Storm Shelter Design

The U.S. Virgin Islands were slammed by Hurricane Marilyn in September of 1995, and Bill Coulbourne was asked to join a team of disaster relief...

The Future Begins with Building a Connection

Imagine a world void of construction professionals. There would be no houses, schools, and buildings of any kind. There would be no roads to travel...

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Warm Weather Q&A

It’s officially summer and we thought we should get some input on warm weather construction procedures. We got the opportunity to chat with three professionals in the industry about different precautions and tips that should be considered when working in the field and...

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MODERN MEASURING: GET ON OUR LEVEL

Not Your Typical Mason’s Level While there is indeed a fine variety of measuring and layout tools, it has been brought to the industry’s attention that extendable and pocket levels are becoming a new hot commodity. The typical mason requires a measuring device that is...

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July 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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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Subject: Tend To Your Business Do you ever wonder how many masons and masonry contractors we have in our industry? I believe it is such a fluid number we will never know. We know that not enough people are entering the trade as masons,...

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The Season Of Outdoor Activities

The Season of Outdoor Activities Bronzella Cleveland, Editor - bcleveland@masonrymagazine.com Has the year zoomed past or what? It feels like I was just writing my Assistant Editor’s Note and now here I am working on my Editor’s Note for MASONRY.  It’s finally summer...

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MCAA Gateway: July 2018

MCAA Midyear Meeting Registration Open Registration is now open for the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting, September 24-26, 2018, at the Archer Hotel in Austin, Texas. If you have never attended the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting before, now is the perfect time.  The MCAA Midyear...

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Government Affairs

Get Fired Up! Pun Intended... Stephen A. Borg   What is the image that pops into your head if I mention the words tall, wood, and building?  Or what about Mrs. O’Leary’s cow? Ever wonder why Chicago’s firefighters and its fire code were the envy of the world in the...

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