It’s Getting Hotter And Hotter

We are a divided country. Most of us have picked a side, we have dug our feet into the ground and we are ready for a fight. I want to be the...

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule: Time to Be Prepared!

Over two years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued one of the most significant health standards ever promulgated...

Pressure Washers and Cleaning Equipment Care

Like your truck, chisels, drills, fishing rods and cleaning equipment, performance and longevity can be directly linked to product quality coupled...

Rolling Around The Job Site: Equipment on wheels facilitates mobility and improves efficiency

It rings like the beginning of a bad joke, but what do rope, pottery, stone monuments, sewing needles, oars, lacquer, weaving, a flute and the...

About Wood Fired Masonry Ovens

In the beginning, an oven was just a hole in the ground — and bricks were just mud-pies. But the oven story really begins with fire. The fire that...

BIM for Masonry: An Update

Get ready to participate in projects a lot earlier. Thanks to BIM for Masonry, masonry contractors are able to engage with the design and...

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It’s Getting Hotter And Hotter

We are a divided country. Most of us have picked a side, we have dug our feet into the ground and we are ready for a fight. I want to be the peacemaker. Making peace kind of goes against my Italian heritage but I’m going to give it a shot. My focus is going to be on...

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About Wood Fired Masonry Ovens

In the beginning, an oven was just a hole in the ground — and bricks were just mud-pies. But the oven story really begins with fire. The fire that turns clay into brick is also the start of the human story. No other animal makes fire; and by learning to cook their...

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BIM for Masonry: An Update

Get ready to participate in projects a lot earlier. Thanks to BIM for Masonry, masonry contractors are able to engage with the design and construction communities far earlier in the building process. The Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) is...

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MCAA Legislative Conference Top Issues For 2018 Stephen A. Borg By the time you are reading this article, my hope is that you have already dusted off your suitcase, polished your comfortable dress shoes, and started packing for the 2018 Mason Contractors Association...

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MCAA Gateway: May 2018

MCAA's Fourteenth Annual Online Auction a Success Bidders, generous donors make auction a hit Words: Tim O’Toole The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) held its thirteenth annual Online Auction from April 24 to April 26, 2018 at...

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The Start Of Something New

The Start Of Something New Dan Kamys, Editor - dkamys@masonrymagazine.com Our office is outside of Chicago, so while my original title of “The Start of Summer” may have been a little ridiculous for many of you. However, May marks the start of what (should be) the...

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May 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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Masonry All Around

Paul Odom, MCAA Chairman We had great working weather this April in Texas. It is my favorite time of the year!! I always loved laying brick when I can start the day wearing a jacket in the morning and finish the day in a short sleeve shirt. Production seems to be...

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