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Tech Talk: Veneer Anchors For New Construction

Words and Photo Courtesy of the MCAA Figure 1. Left: Typical adjustable veneer anchor (Heckmann), center: typical corrugated sheet-metal anchor (Simpson Strong-Tie), and right: ladder-type joint reinforcing with side rod for anchoring veneer (Hohmann & Barnard).  Veneer anchors or wall ties are pretty much taken for granted on most jobsites. However, they have a critical function …

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GEN NXT: Liz Graves

Words: MASONRY MagazinePhotos: Liz Graves Editor’s Note: In this month’s installment of our GEN NXT series, we had the opportunity to talk with Liz Graves of Spec Rents. Liz is the daughter of Susie and Paul Odom and was exposed to the masonry industry at a young age through her parent’s masonry company P and S Masonry. …

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Masonry Education For The Future

Words: Robert Gresko, Building Construction Faculty Member; Carol Lugg, Dean for School of Construction and Design Technologies; and Justin Bowers, Training and Development at EaCo Chem  Photos: Pennsylvania College of Technology   The Building Construction Technology Department at Pennsylvania College of Technology offers associate and bachelor’s degrees that fit the needs of the construction industry. Along with general education coursework, the students learn …

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Marvelous Masonry – Peru Celebrating Masonry’s Heritage

Words & Photos: David Biggs PE, SE unless otherwise noted In 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) in Cusco, Peru.  Held biennially, SAHC conferences are highly prestigious international events that allow sharing and dissemination of research and practice among academics, architectural and engineering practitioners, researchers, and others …

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Building Codes: The Foundation for a Resilient Nation

The devastation brought by natural disasters is all too prominent in today’s media. Deaths, injuries and property loss demonstrate the fragility of communities in the face of these events. Increased community resilience provides a mechanism to lessen the impact of these events and assure that communities can continue to thrive.   The Alliance for National & Community …

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Translation: Contractor Tip of the Month

Tip del contratista Marzo 2018  Ran in MASONRY March 2018 ¿Todos saben a donde vas?  ¿Qué tal si usted estuviera organizando un viaje para que 20 de nosotros fuéramos de excursión el jueves?, Y al hacerlo, ¿nos enviará un mensaje para reunirnos en el bosque sin darnos una hora o lugar en específico? ¿Cuándo y dónde acabaríamos?  Desafortunadamente, éste es …

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