February 2009 Table of Contents

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World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2011

Everything you need to know about the most important industry event. Read more

World of Concrete 2010

Everything you need to know about the most important industry event. Read more

World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2010

Everything you need to know about the most important industry event. Read more

World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2009

Everything you need to know about the most important industry event. Read more

One Man's Trash One Man's Trash

These waste materials can serve as a main ingredient in producing concrete. Read more

Flashing

An assortment of flashing products. Read more

Why Certify? Why Certify?

Attaining a professional designation demonstrates the contractor's commitment to his industry and business. Read more

Making a Solid Case for Greater Void Content Making a Solid Case for Greater Void Content

The proposal to increase the allowable void area in the ASTM facing brick material standard matches performance to society's demand for economical, environmentally-focused products. Read more

Dangerous Work

Vacuum attachments on mortar grinders control dust and protect workers' lungs. Read more

Comparing Cast Stone & Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer

There is often confusion between the two, but in reality they are different in several ways, including applications, physical properties, and installation techniques. Read more

Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards

This largely unknown group is working hard to preserve markets for the industry. Read more

Installing Expansion Joints Installing Expansion Joints

I have a wall system with multiple windows spaced closely together with arches. As a result, the pier between the windows is only 32-in. wide. The wall is about 80-ft long. Obviously I need expansion joints in the 80-ft length of masonry above these arched windows. Where should I install the expansion joints? Read more

Flashing Concerns Flashing Concerns

Is it necessary to put through-wall flashing beneath a masonry sill, if there is another one a few feet below the sill? It seems that this flashing is unnecessary, especially in the case of a single-piece stone sill that extends into the jamb. Are there cases when the through-wall flashing beneath the sill can be omitted? What is the purpose of this flashing? Read more

Carolina Still the Champ Carolina Still the Champ

World of Masonry/World of Concrete SPECMIX Bricklayer 500 Winner Read more

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