January 2008 Table of Contents

Concrete Masonry Inspection and Testing Manual Released

The International Code Council and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) are publishing the third edition of Inspection and Testing of Concrete Masonry Construction. Read more

Green Makes Green Green Makes Green

This recent Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Chicago, which showcased green products and services, had the highest attendance in its history. The event attracted national attention with its keynote speaker, former President Bill Clinton. Read more

The Mason's Tool Bag Powered Hand Tools

The latest in powered hand tools including multifunction, lightweight, handheld saws and more. Read more

Are We Choosing Our Clients, Or Are They Choosing Us? Are We Choosing Our Clients, Or Are They Choosing Us?

What do successful contractors have in common? A handful to dozens of great clients, who are loyal, professional, and make payments in a timely manner. Read more

Building Masonry Arches

The ArchClip System, developed by Estate Products Manufacturing Group, Louisville, Ky., is a fast, simple, and inexpensive means of building a masonry arch. Read more

Most Innovative Products

This year's Most Innovative Products contest at World of Masonry/World of Concrete includes some of the most creative, useful, and practical materials and equipment to burst upon the scene since the 2007 show. Read more

Count and Quality Determine World's Best Bricklayer

Defending champ Michael Boll wins the Chicago regional and shows he's the mason to beat at the national finals in Las Vegas. Read more

World of Masonry Show Preview

The 34th annual World of Masonry/World of Concrete will feature more than 1800 companies exhibiting the latest products, services, and technologies. Read more

MCAA and Baltimore Masonry Make One Very Busy Contractor

Being an association executive requires an extremely heavy time and travel commitment. Fortunately, Frank Campitelli has a strong, veteran staff at Baltimore Masonry to look after business affairs while he is on the road. Read more

Frank R. Campitelli Industry Leader of the Year Frank R. Campitelli Industry Leader of the Year

Frank R. Campitelli's role in what might become one of the industry's most important decisions in recent years, while operating a very successful contracting business at the same time, were the impetus behind his selection as MASONRY CONSTRUCTION'S Industry Leader of the Year. Read more

BAC/IMI Dedicates New Training Center BAC/IMI Dedicates New Training Center

More than 100 apprentices with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers' (BAC) gathered in September to inaugurate the new $30 million training campus of BAC and the International Masonry Institute, and to compete in the 2007 International Apprentice Contest. Read more

Sustainable Design and Natural Stone Sustainable Design and Natural Stone

Too often, sustainable design is equated to earning LEED points on a project. But true sustainable design is much more than that. Read more

Head Joint Dimensions Head Joint Dimensions

Q: CI 530.1-ASCE 6-TMS 602 - Read more

Recreating a National Landmark Recreating a National Landmark

The Martin House and its surrounding buildings were originally built between 1903 and 1907, and became National Historic Landmarks in 1986. They were designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Darwin D. Martin, an executive with the Larkin Soap Co. The complex is a textbook example of Wright's Prairie House style, which is known for its solid construction, attention to craftsmanship, and great detail. Read more

AEM and OSHA Partner to Enhance Jobsite Safety

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and OSHA have formed an alliance to provide construction workers and equipment owners and operators with information, guidance, and access to training resources in an effort to help foster a safer working environment. Read more

Brick Bats

News and events concerning the masonry construction industry. Read more

Expanding the World for Others

All of the leading industry-related groups and their members will be on hand to share thoughts, ideas, and goals that will shape our future. Read more

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