Case Study: Burnside Bridge Restoration

Master builder John Weaver and a handful of farmers built Rohrbach’s Bridge over Antietam Creek in 1836. They built the creamy white stone bridge...

How much training do I need?

Training on aerial work platforms, scaffolds, swing-stages and mast climbers is vital in the effort to reduce serious injury or death on...

Cold Weather Block Construction: A Sit Down with Two Contractors

Working through winter can be almost unbearable, but it doesn’t have to be. We reached out to contractors who have experience with cold weather...

The Not-So-Impossible Staircases

Once upon a time, stone castles were conceived with protection from enemies as a primary objective. Thus, top of hill locations, moats encircling...

On the Level

Ancient Egyptians were marvels of invention and construction and deemed the most advanced civilization the world had yet known. It thrived more than...

A Day Of Competition: MASONRY MADNESS®

Don't miss MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in...

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Risk Management Strategies

A Good Employment Policy Involves More Than Just Hiring Business owners frequently ask, “What can I do to avoid a wrongful termination charge by an employee?” The easy answer: “Don’t hire the wrong person for the job.” The reality is, one day every business owner will...

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How much training do I need?

Training on aerial work platforms, scaffolds, swing-stages and mast climbers is vital in the effort to reduce serious injury or death on construction sites. Working at height requires a safe working attitude, a respect for the challenges of working at height, and...

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The Not-So-Impossible Staircases

Once upon a time, stone castles were conceived with protection from enemies as a primary objective. Thus, top of hill locations, moats encircling them, stone construction and access points were all seriously considered. The main entry was usually one level above the...

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On the Level

Ancient Egyptians were marvels of invention and construction and deemed the most advanced civilization the world had yet known. It thrived more than 1,000 years and created all kinds of innovative products which are commonplace still today -- eye makeup, written...

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Subject: Masonry Testing Protocols HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone had a great 2017. I am believing that it will be a better than ever year for the masonry industry in 2018. As I began to think about starting a new year, I looked at it...

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Shop Talk

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks Words: Joel Guth Can you teach an old dog new tricks? We have all heard that statement many times. Today, let’sapply it to ourselves. Whether you are just beginning in the trade or a seasoned masonry professional, you need take time to...

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Government Affairs

2017: A Look Back at MCAA in Washington D.C. Stephen A. Borg It was not that long ago, that I wrote a column for this space giving an update on the beginning of 2017. Fast forward just a fewshort months and the time in between that article and the New Year seems to...

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New Year, New (Assistant) Editor

New Year, New (Assistant) Editor Bronzella Cleveland, Assistant Editor - bcleveland@masonrymagazine.com Happy New Year everyone! For those who are reading this and don’t know who I am, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Bronzella Cleveland, the Assistant Editor of...

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Business Building: You Are What You Want!

People go into the construction business to make money, get rich, build wealth, and enjoy the perfect life they want. Those that follow basic business building rules for success succeed. And the rest struggle to get ahead, make ends meet their entire business life,...

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January 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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