Software & Apps Review: Fieldwire

There seems to be a mobile app for everything in the digital age, and this rings true for masonry and construction work. Using a mobile software...

Stone Carving at Washington National Cathedral

Stone Carving is alive and well at the Washington National Cathedral, where since 1907, architectural and sculptural carving has taken place using...

Installing Split-Face Ashlar Stone

Natural stone is available in a myriad of products. Depending on which of those natural stone product forms one is using, guidance on proper...

EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

I can’t tell you how many customers I have worked or walked with here at Plymouth Quarries that have confessed to me that they are addicts who are...

A CONVERSATION REGARDING INDIANA LIMESTONE

When asked about Indiana Limestone and our industry, we may get a little long-winded, but usually the recipient is appreciative when we bring up one...

Stone and Brick were Sustainable When Sustainability Wasn’t Cool

A discussion of sustainable anything needs to begin with defining "sustainable". The dictionary definition from Merriam-Webster works well: of,...

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Software & Apps Review: Fieldwire

There seems to be a mobile app for everything in the digital age, and this rings true for masonry and construction work. Using a mobile software will ideally reduce the amount of work being done, since managing a jobsite and crew can be an overwhelming task. The added...

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Installing Split-Face Ashlar Stone

Natural stone is available in a myriad of products. Depending on which of those natural stone product forms one is using, guidance on proper installation practices can be found in a variety of sources. Publications from the MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute, the...

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EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

I can’t tell you how many customers I have worked or walked with here at Plymouth Quarries that have confessed to me that they are addicts who are completely hooked. They just can’t shake it. There is no treatment, no cure, because they are addicted to stone. My first...

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November 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: November 2017

Registration Open for 2018 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete Registration is now available for the 2018 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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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Subject: Stay on the Level Sometimes you just shouldn’t answer the phone. I had one of those moments the other day, I knew the caller was needing help but sometimes you just don’t feel like being aggravated. As some of you know, I have...

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“When the Work is There, Take It!”

"When the Work is There, Take It!" Damian Lang You only get a few chances to capture market share and maximize profitability. Therefore, when opportunity presents itself, you must take action. It won’t wait. And if you don’t take it - rest assured - your competitors...

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