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The 2015 IBC Will Impact Your Masonry Business. Here’s Why…

Building codes are a strange combination of perceived confliction. In one respect they are constantly changing, forcing the collective construction industry to re-educate themselves under the new provisions every three years. This process is expensive and frustrating, leading to descriptors such as ‘change for change sake’. Yet they are concurrently perceived as being slow to …

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All About BIM-M: Building Information Modeling For Masonry

Background and Overview While many contractors may be apprehensive toward new modeling techniques involved in masonry projects, one large initiative aims to give the trade a seat at the table with designers and architects. Though other wall types have had their own versions of BIM, or “building information modeling,” for awhile, BIM for masonry endeavors …

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The Mortar Has Set On The 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

Louisville, Kentucky served as host for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference put on by SkillsUSA. Designed to increase the quality of our nation’s skilled workforce with a combination of “citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training,” it works to create a strong upcoming generation of our workforce. Over 16,000 attended the …

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Playful Masonry: The LEGO-Inspired Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan

The new Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan was constructed with a variety of colorful bricks to mimic a LEGO structure, the goal? To create an inviting environment that’s less scary for kids. Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) in Southfield, MI, served as the architect for this $42 million project, a 63,000-sq.ft. outpatient-surgical facility for DMC Children’s …

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American Treasures: Whiskey Row

From one of our nation’s most prestigious places of worship, we head to the original home of the bourbon industry in Louisville, Kentucky. In our second feature of our American Treasures series, we got the opportunity to tour and explore the revitalization efforts that are going on in this historic block from 101-133 W. Main …

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It Is By Giving That We Receive

Wow, I was just thinking how blessed my family and I are. While there have been some hard times, we are still more fortunate than most people. I have a good career in an industry I love and because of this I have been able to provide my family with certain pleasures I would have …

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