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Robert J. Richardson Middle School Case Study An elegant design solution to providing an extra durable and long-lasting structure

Words: Christopher Rodermond  Photos: Javier Romero of TVI Security  The Robert J. Richardson Middle school in Chicago opened to students in 2017 featuring dramatic, bright white brick walls with negative accents and striking color pops of glazed brick panels dispersed across the facade. Custom brick paving completes a clean and open schoolyard and an eco-friendly landscape.  The result …

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Succession Planning: Boeing Ousts Executive at Forefront of Jet Crisis

Words: Paul Potts  Photos:  Gwengoat   Read the headlines on the front page of the Business Section of the New York Times on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The chief executive, Kevin McAllister, head of Boeing’s commercial airplanes division, was not the only chief executive to get his head lopped off in the middle of a crisis. Volkswagen Group …

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A Blueprint for Beating Stress

By Eamonn O’Rourke, Co-Founder and CEO of RenoRun  Stress is a killer. Not only does it contribute to chronic physical health issues, but it also hurts people mentally and emotionally. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say men in the construction industry have the highest rates of suicide compared to other industries.  By paying attention to the impacts …

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Translation: Aunque pienses que puedes o que no puedes, ¡estás en lo correcto!

Oringinally ran in our 2017 September issue Palabras: Damian Lang   “De ninguna manera lo vas a lograr”  Si alguna vez alguien les ha dado un golpe bajo declarando la imposibilidad de que sean exitosos en algo, entonces conocen el sentimiento y lo mucho que duele.  Duele aún más si la persona que admiras te dice que no tienes lo que necesita. Entonces, ¿para …

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The Fechino Files: Arches

Steven Fechino Most of us know the basics about building arches, but how many of us can lay out the arch, construct the template and build the arch without having a mess to clean up once it is constructed?   Arches are constructed differently from a typical masonry opening.  An arch distributes the load of the …

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Painter’s Corner: Looking Back

Jerry Painter   For the last few months, we have been trying to downsize after 50+ years in the masonry business. In doing so, I have given several boxes of books to our local friends of the library group. The information we need seems to always be out there on the internet, in the cloud, or some …

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MCAA’s 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Words: MCAA Photos: Brian Carney, Doug Drye, Paul Hoggatt, Mark Kemp  Brian Carney  A mason tender first, learning masonry in its purest form, firsthand. Brian pioneered the development of SPEC MIX pre-blended masonry products and silo delivery systems. A key contributor to MCAA initiatives, Brian was also influential in VICA and SkillsUSA masonry competitions. He started the World’s …

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