Mortar In Water and In Color

Mortar comes from Latin mortarium meaning crushed, and indeed, the early mortar makers blended crushed clay and mud. It has been documented as long...
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New Views: Virtual and Augmented Reality For Mason Contractors

New technology is constantly coming into play for mason contractors, and one of the more unique forms of tech making its way into the construction...
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Sponsored By JAGCLAMP GEN NXT: Kent Bounds

This is the third in our GEN NXT series, which places a focus on highlighting younger professionals within the masonry trade. For this interview, I...
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Marvelous Masonry-Czech Republic- Celebrating Masonry’s Heritage

From Egypt last month, we now move up to the Czech Republic in Central Europe.  As with most European countries, it has an amazing history including...
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Field Purchasing of Specified Products

Words: Steven Fechino, Engineering and Construction Manager at Mortar Net Solutions Photos: PROSOCO, Mortar Net Solutions, Spec Mix, Masonry...
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The Natural Stone Council’s Development of ANSI/NSC-373

The Natural Stone Council’s Development Of ANSI/NSC-373 The Natural Stone Council is a collaboration of business and trade associations that have...
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Mortar In Water and In Color

Mortar comes from Latin mortarium meaning crushed, and indeed, the early mortar makers blended crushed clay and mud. It has been documented as long ago as 6500 BCE at the Mehrgarh ruins in Balochistan in Pakistan, constructed of sun-dried bricks and some form of...

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To Rent or To Buy – That is the Question

The renting vs. buying dilemma emerges all around us in everything from housing, fine china, ponies and bounce houses to construction equipment, cars, boats and airplanes. And there's a case to be made on both sides of the issue in every instance. People who rent all...

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MCAA Gateway: May 2017

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards Submissions are now open for the 2017 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, or simple ignorance....

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Chairman’s Message: Sweet Tea and Grits

Sweet Tea and Grits Michael Sutter, MCAA Chairman If it is May then it is the MCAA Legislative month at the Capital. We will be in DC this month to sweep through the Capital offices and let our legislators know that the masonry industry is important to us and how they...

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Question: What Can I Do About Congestion? What can I do about congestion? The short answer is take an anti-histamine and call your doctor. Oh, not that type of congestion! That’s a sinus problem and all in your head anyway! Congestion in...

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The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead Dan Kamys, Editor - dkamys@masonrymagazine.com What a whirlwind April proved to be. The new Masonry made its first appearance at the Coverings show. While our new approach has gone over very well, I still want to continue to push the envelope of both...

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May 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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