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Translation: Painter’s Corner

Artículo para Marzo 2018 – El rincón del pintor para MCAA Magazine Escrito por: Jerry Painter el 02/15/2018 Tema/Pregunta: Apuntalamiento de Muros de Mampostería Espero que todos hayan regresado con bien a casa después de nuestra reunión anual de MCAA en enero. Las competencias, seminarios y reportes anuales fueron excelentes. Es muy bueno ver la …

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Dry Stone Walls – Principles of structurally sound construction

Dry stonewalls, or stonewalls built without the use of mortar, have been around for millennia. There are examples of dry stonewalls and structures that date back 5000 years and are still standing today. Nearly anywhere in the world where stone of suitable sizes was plentiful, walls were built. Dry stonework’s durability and strength is wholly …

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Safety: Equipment Inspection

Best practices in masonry contracting do not include waiting until something goes wrong to inspect equipment and machinery. Best practices, OSHA reminds us, take three major components under consideration: manufacturers’ recommendations, good engineering practice, and, of course, applicable OSHA provisions.   Then there are those questions of how often to inspect something:  During each shift? Once …

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Be Proud To Build Like A Girl

Statistics confirm that while the construction industry is comprised of less than 9% women, female participation in the trades is even lower, coming in at 2.6%. To help combat this workforce issue, Miron Construction Co., Inc. has developed a unique event to expose a new generation—and gender—to the construction industry. Build Like a Girl exposes …

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