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Jul

An Introduction to Adhered Masonry Veneer

The adhered masonry veneer market offers additional opportunities for masons, with quality products that provide superior drainage performance for thin veneers. An adhered masonry veneer is a cost-effective way for a home owner or commercial property owner to keep the appearance of masonry in the facade, even when budgets or design considerations don’t allow the More Info »

, July 17, 2018
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Jul

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Masonry Via Patching

Patching can be your friend, when done correctly Patching of masonry materials during a new construction project is typically a line item that was not planned during the estimating phase of the project. Understanding the products commonly available for patching and their capabilities, compatibility, and limits will enable you to make better choices when selecting More Info »

, July 3, 2018
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Jun

Hit the Books!

Education resources for masons that make a difference As an industry, masonry has endured the test of time. Education within this industry will continue to evolve as new products, equipment and designs create the need for updated training for our apprentices and journeymen. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has been on More Info »

, June 27, 2018
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Jun

Selecting Wall Anchoring

Anchoring and reinforcement are used on every project, whether restoration or new construction. The types of anchors generally are based on the veneer being anchored, the weight of that veneer, the condition of the substrate and challenges that are present when installing the anchors. Years ago, before the cavity wall, multi-wythe walls were successfully constructed More Info »

, June 11, 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 an Original Installation

It’s natural to expect that a callback to a completed job could double your cost for the installation, since you’d pay once for the installation, and once more to fix it. Unfortunately, callbacks actually can cost up to five times as much as the original installation. Here’s why, by the numbers: The cost of the 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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