October 2007 Table of Contents

Brad Burns: Artist

Artist Brad Burns is showcasing his construction industry-inspired works in the World of Concrete Bookstore in the South Hall. Read more

MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Project of the Year 2007 Winners

Although they are as different as clay brick and granite, each of the winning projects for the Project of the Year Contest 2007 represents the best in masonry craftsmanship, and each one is a showcase of the stunning results that masonry materials can achieve. Read more

Project of the Year: Reader's Choice Award—Honorable Mention

RSH Architects was retained to design a new office and warehouse corporate headquarters for MARSA, Inc. to be located in Castle Shannon. In discussions with the owner, it was decided that the building should incorporate contemporary castle-like elements with a strong masonry format in its design. Read more

Project of the Year 2007: Honorable Mention

The new H&R Block World Headquarters encompasses one full city block in the heart of downtown Kansas City. It was the cornerstone of a multi-billion dollar downtown revitalization effort. Read more

The Project of the Year 2007

The Eiteljorg Museum, located in the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, completed a $15-million expansion in May 2005. The 45,000 square foot expansion allows the museum to display most of its permanent collection and provide a more open atmosphere to the community through the addition of the canal terrace, dining facility, and education and events areas. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Historic Restoration Category

Squatters Pub is a restaurant and micro-brewery housed in a three story masonry building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The establishment is a centerpiece of the revitalization effort in the downtown area. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Landscape Category

Stone and particular uses of stone are among the most important elements used to establish the identity and character of East Shore, a development in The Woodlands. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Fireplace Category

Peter Zirpke, a retired masonry contractor and bricklayer by trade, built and designed this two-story fireplace. Its design was conceived by the style and use of concrete blocks by none other than the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Multi-Family Category

The Mill Quarter Project is the only one of its kind in scenic Central Oregon. Located along the pristine Deschutes River, this site was formerly occupied until the 1980s by mills of the bygone logging industry. With the growth of Bend, this Old Mill District has seen resurgence in mixed use, and the Mill Quarter Project is the capstone. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: High-Rise Category

The project is a 17-story structure with a four-story on-site health care facility. The structure contains 160 units for retirement living. Harbor's Edge is located a Port Norfolk on the banks of the Elizabeth River, less than a mile from the ever expanding Norfolk, Virginia downtown. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: LEED Category

St. Louis Community College debuted the first building on its new campus in Wildwood, MO., in time for the 2007-2008 school year. The campus, built in response to the population growth in west St. Louis County, replaces the West County Education Center to serve as a full-service institution. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Residential Category

The owners of this home wanted to incorporate ideas they had gathered while traveling the world into the design of their waterfront home, located on the prestigious Linkhorn Bay of Virginia Beach. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Institutional Category & Reader's Choice

The Mainland High School Replacement Project in Daytona Beach Florida is truly a breathtaking project to view. Read more

Project of the Year Winner: Commercial Category

The Agora Town Center is a one-of-a-kind office and retail structure, in large part because of its stone facade and castle-like turrets. Read more

Fires Away

The EPA recently promulgated tighter ambient air quality requirements that will affect the design of wood-burning fireplaces. Read more

Anchors and Ties

What is the difference between a wall anchor and wall tie? I hear the terms used interchangeably. Read more

Integrity as a Business Tool

Treat people with respect and they will want to do business with you. Read more

Levels Levels

An array of new levels and multi-purpose tools including wood, aluminium, laser levels. Read more

New Products

Give yourself an edge by staying on top of the latest masonry materials, tools, equipment, and services. Read more

Proud to be a Bricklayer

Bricklaying is not just a job, it's a vocation. It's an art form. Read more

New Product Pavilion

For the first time StonExpo will feature a new products pavilion where stone professionals will have the opportunity to get a first look at some of the new products and accessories being introduced to the industry. Read more

Stonexpo 2007 StonExpo Conference Program

Selected seminars from the 2007 StonExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

StonExpo 2007 StonExpo 2007

More than 8000 stone fabricators, installers, quarriers, contractors, architects, interior designers, builders, distributors, and retailers will convene in Las Vegas, Oct. 17 - 20, for the industry's annual show and conference. The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Read more

The “Explosion” in Blast Resistant Construction

It's important to understand the principles of explosions — and how to protect against the potentially catastrophic damage they cause — when designing and building safe and secure structures. Read more

Dimensional Stone Veneer Anchor Selection and Testing

Project specific stone anchor testing not only provides a documented measurement of performance, but also can give some peace-of-mind to the installer, as well as the design and development teams. Read more

Flashing Arches Flashing Arches

How should you install flashing over a semi-circular arch in a masonry wall? Read more

Six in a Row Six in a Row

Schutjer is a successful instructor in many ways. For each of the past six years, one of his students has represented Missouri in the SkillsUSA national masonry contest held in Kansas City each June. Read more

Historic Savannah

Exhibiting a cutting-edge contemporary design, the limestone-clad Jepson Center for the Arts links historic Savannah, Ga., with a new tradition. The 64,000-sq-ft Jepson Center is an expansion of the Telfair Museum of Art, which for more than a century has been housed in an 1819 stone mansion nestled in an urban center that dates back to 1733. Read more

Martinez Wins NCMCA Apprentice Skills Contest

Juan Mejia Martinez, Gates Construction Co., Mooresville, is the 2007 North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association apprentice skills contest champion. Read more

Hidden Treasures and Costs

I'm looking for help in my quest to change the marketing slogan of Las Vegas to "Stone City." Read more

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