June 2007 Table of Contents

MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Project of the Year: 2006 Winners

The 2006 MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Project of the Year Winners set the bar very high... Read more

Education and Seminars on tap at World of Concrete/World of Masonry

World of Concrete/ World of Masonry 2008 will offer all the new products, the latest technologies, an informative education program consisting of 90-minute and three-hour seminars, indoor/outdoor exhibits, events & demonstrations, plus resources and valuable information for all industry professionals. Read more

Apprentice of the Month (June): Josh Stewart Apprentice of the Month (June): Josh Stewart

Stewart has twice won his regional competition and twice won the New York State SkillsUSA masonry competition. Read more

MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Project of the Year 2007: Entry Forms MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Project of the Year 2007: Entry Forms

Welcome to the 2007 Masonry Construction Project of the Year! Using this page you can get additional information, enter the Project of the Year online, download forms, contest rules and learn more about the contest. Read more

Boll Bounces Back Boll Bounces Back

“It feels great to come back again,” said Mike Boll, who placed 791 brick in 60 min to win the title of “World's Best Bricklayer” at the 2007 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 competition during the World of Masonry/World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Boll also took first place in the 2005 contest and came in second last year. “I tried a different strategy last year, but it wasn't any better,” he remembered. The challenge, Boll explained, is to work as fast as possible while maintaining the competition's stringent specifications. “They're really improving the contest,” he said. “The walls are looking a lot better. You can't just throw them up and not worry about what they look like.” Read more

Product Preferences Product Preferences

A study conducted by Readex Research, Stillwater, Minn., and sponsored by Hanley Wood on behalf of MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, provided a profile of the brands used by contractors in the magazine's reader audience. Read more

Telehandler Skills Challenge Telehandler Skills Challenge

Operators dramatically raised the bar, or rather the pallet, in the second annual “Telehandler Skills Challenge” sponsored by JLG at the World of Masonry/World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Read more

Spec Mix: Participating Teams Spec Mix: Participating Teams

Bricklayers, masons, and companys that competed in this year's SPEC MIX 500 competition. Read more

Spec Mix: Contest Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2007 contest contributed cash and products. Read more

Masons Show Their Stuff Masons Show Their Stuff

Top masonry talent from coast-to-coast assembled once again in Las Vegas to compete for the title of “World's Best Bricklayer” and more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Read more

Most Innovative Products

The votes are in and the winners in the 2007 “Most Innovative Products” (MIP) contest have been announced. Read more

Precision and Quality Precision and Quality

It's time for mason contractors to become more proactive in developing and monitoring quality standards. Read more

2007 Project of the Year Winners

This year's Project of the Year winners represent some of the most exciting and impressive masonry work in North America. They range from a sprawling high school campus on the Florida coast, to a private homeowner's fireplace in British Columbia. Although they are as different as clay brick and granite, each project represents the best in masonry craftsmanship, and each is a showcase of the stunning results that masonry materials can achieve. Read more

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