MCAA Gateway: July 2019 Continued

Triangle Brick Company Hosts Annual Masonry Competition  Nineteen-year-old Huntley Brothers Company apprentice Jace Huntley of Monroe is the 2019 Champion of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA) Annual Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest and takes home the prestigious David R. Sigmon Award for best score in the competition along with serious cash and tool prizes.  The May 18th contest …

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Government Affairs

2019 MCAA Fly-In: The Opportunity to Build in Washington, D.C. “Mason Contractor’s Assemble”  Stephen A. Borg By now you have hopefully read numerous articles in this space describing how important the annual Mason Contractors Association of America Legislative Conference or “Fly-In” is and what a vital time it is to have our voices heard on Capitol …

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Anchor Bolt Provisions in the Masonry Code

Words: Richard M. Bennett and Luke ScogginsPhotos: Portland Bolt Co., Southeast Concrete Masonry Association Introduction The phrase “the devil is in the detail” is applicable to anchor bolt design in masonry structures. The anchorage of masonry members is important both for load transfer into the member and for stability and support of the member. There are …

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Cincinnati’s Cultural Crown Jewel Revitalized

Words: Susan EnglertPhotos: PWWG Architects Cincinnati Music Hall, designed by architect Samuel Hannaford, is one of the most architecturally acclaimed multi‐function performance venues in the world. Pittsburgh (Pa.)‐based architecture firm Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel(PWWG) recently served as lead architect for the restoration and renovation of the historic concert theater. Cincinnati Music Hall was built in …

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It’s Great That We Know About The Skilled Workforce Shortages, But Now What Do We Do?

Words: Rachel Burris, Communications Manager, NCCER Photos: NCCER  It’s a well-known secret that the United States workforce development system is not a leader in the world market right now, to the detriment of what was once one of the greatest infrastructures. The impact of workforce shortages is far-reaching – the quality of our roads is rated …

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July 2019: 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.

Getting Creative

Bronzella Cleveland, Editor –   It is official, it is barbecue season, and so how many have you hosted or been to? I have to say, I’m guilty of getting out of the house and grilling as much as I can because there is something about the smell of the grill, the fruit salads, …

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