The 2015 IBC Will Impact Your Masonry Business. Here’s Why…

Building codes are a strange combination of perceived confliction. In one respect they are constantly changing, forcing the collective construction...
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Silica 101: Tool Innovation and Compliance

Innovation has played a huge role in the settlement of our country and in how well we live, work and play. More than a century ago, westward...
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Build with Strength Campaign Promotes Concrete Products For Buildings

Last year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) launched Build with Strength, a multi-million dollar coordinated industry campaign...
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All About BIM-M: Building Information Modeling For Masonry

Background and Overview While many contractors may be apprehensive toward new modeling techniques involved in masonry projects, one large initiative...
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The Mortar Has Set On The 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

Louisville, Kentucky served as host for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference put on by SkillsUSA. Designed to increase the...
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Playful Masonry: The LEGO-Inspired Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan

The new Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan was constructed with a variety of colorful bricks to mimic a LEGO structure, the goal? To create an...
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Why Your BIZ Won’t Grow!  When you started your construction business it was simple and fun. You were in control of your destiny, priced estimates yourself, presented bids in person, signed every contract, made all the important decisions, negotiated subcontracts,...

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The Season of Silica

The Bigger Picture Dan Kamys, Editor - dkamys@masonrymagazine.com In case you’ve been living under a rock (or a natural stone), you’ll know that next month is the implementation of OSHA’s final rule on crystalline silica exposure. That means a lot of things will...

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Let’s Help Close The Skills Gap

Let’s Help Close The Skills Gap Michael Sutter, MCAA Chairman I know in my last article I talked almost exclusively about our MCAA Midyear meeting in Steamboat Springs, CO beginning on August 28th but I need to remind everyone of a few more things. First of all, this...

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MCAA Gateway: August 2017

Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Masonry Hall of Fame class. The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to recognize and award individuals...

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