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The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead Dan Kamys, Editor – dkamys@staging1.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 our messaging and the ways in which we get …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: Which Plan Should You Choose, A Discretionary Bonus or Results Oriented Incentive Plan? Part 2

Which Plan Should You Choose: A Discretionary Bonus Or Results Oriented Incentive Plan? Part 2 Damian Lang This is the second article of a two-part series. To read part one, go to EZG Manufacturing’s Blog or read it here.  Like a struggling football team, if your incentive plan isn’t working properly, you could end up 0-16 for …

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Technical Talk: Masonry Flashing

Masonry contractors are usually directed to install flashing with their masonry product. Flashing acts as a barrier which redirects moisture away from building interiors and back toward the exterior of the wall. Common flashing materials include synthetic membranes (peel and stick) and metals, such as copper and stainless steel. The material that is used will …

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Full Contact Project Manager: It’s The Mortar

It’s The Mortar “Coach” Gary Micheloni This past month, the TV networks seemed to constantly be featuring Washington D.C., and that coverage really showcased our national monuments present there. Especially so, I noticed, during the presidential inauguration celebrations. But I soon realized that all of these really beautiful buildings in D.C. got that way (beautiful), …

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NCMA’s Unit Design Competition For Architectural Students — A Win-Win For All Involved

The NCMA Unit Design Competition involves the conceptual design of innovative concrete masonry or hardscape units that can be economically manufactured on a block machine (concrete masonry and segmental retaining wall units) or big board machine (concrete pavers). The competition is incorporated into the architectural program at major universities and in many cases is virtually …

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