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Jan

Benefits of Specifying Complete Masonry Veneer Wall Systems – Part 2

This is part two of a seven-part series of blog entries about the benefits of specifying and building with manufacturer-tested and warrantied wall systems compared to specifying individual components. Benefits include a much faster design and specification process, proven component compatibility, faster component installation and better performance, plus the peace of mind that comes from More Info »

, January 29, 2018
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Jan

Benefits of specifying complete masonry veneer wall systems – Part 1

This is part one of a seven-part series of blog entries about the benefits of specifying and building with manufacturer-tested and warrantied wall systems compared to specifying individual components. Benefits include a much faster design and specification process, proven component compatibility, faster component installation and better performance, plus the peace of mind that comes from More Info »

, January 22, 2018
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Dec

The Role of Masonry in Rebuilding After Natural Disasters

When the dust settles after a natural disaster, one of the first questions we ask is what could we have done to have been more prepared? How could we have built our residential and non-residential buildings to weather the storm better than they did? As many cities are finding in the wake of tropical storms, More Info »

, December 19, 2017
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Dec

Why a Callback Costs 5 Times the Cost of the Original Installation

It’s easy to expect that a callback to a completed job can double your cost for the installation – once for the installation, and once more to fix it. Unfortunately, callbacks can actually cost up to five times as much as the original installation. Here’s why, by the numbers: The cost of the original installation; More Info »

, December 6, 2017
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Dec

Print A Building? Yes, It Can Be Done!

Do you think of a 3D printer as a kind of office machine that prints small objects in a confined boxy space? During the last few years, they’ve proven extremely helpful in making construction-related objects such as architectural models and prototypes of tools, fasteners and other small objects, even in designer new brick shapes. These More Info »

, December 1, 2017
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Nov

Masonry Product Distributors – How to Successfully Onboard New Employees

“Onboarding” is the process of teaching a new employee what’s expected of them, what their job duties are – in short, how to fit in with your company and be a successful and productive team member. The work that goes into reading through resumes and job applications, scheduling and conducting interviews, and then beginning with More Info »

, November 14, 2017
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Nov

For Masonry Contractors – 5 Tips for Improving Your Business With Account-Based Marketing

As a masonry contractor, you’re advertising to a highly specific audience: general contractors and design/build firms who are looking for masonry subcontractors. There may only be a handful of them in your area, you’d probably rather work with some of them more than others, and your competitors are also trying to get their attention – More Info »

, November 7, 2017
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Oct

How Architects Can Benefit from Account-Based Marketing (And How to Get Started)

Operating as a small or medium-sized firm means you may struggle to get noticed when it comes to being considered for large, high-value projects. To keep your business healthy and help it grow, you need to get the attention of big clients while using a much smaller marketing budget than your larger competitors. If you More Info »

, October 31, 2017
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Oct

Labor Shortage on the Rise

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, shortages in 15 construction-specific occupations continue to grow. The shortage of bricklayers and masons is fourth in severity, which is bad enough, but shortages in other areas, like carpenters who set the forms for home foundations, and excavators who prep the job for More Info »

, October 25, 2017
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Oct

5 Tips for Easier Contractor Project Management

Contractors around the country are always trying to save money, improve their process and meet client demands. They need to meet tight deadlines while producing high quality results and maximizing worker productivity. These competing pressures make sound project management stressful and a challenge to achieve. However, a few tips will help contractors get the most More Info »

, October 6, 2017
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