January 2010 Table of Contents

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Green Onsite Green Onsite

World of Masonry/World of Concrete promotes the fastest growing construction segment. Read more

2010 Most Innovative Products 2010 Most Innovative Products

Chime in on what new products will make a difference in 2010. Read more

World of Masonry Show Preview

The show is Feb. 2-5 in Las Vegas. Read more

Another Set of Trained Eyes Another Set of Trained Eyes

Structural masonry special inspector certification provides another level of quality assurance. Read more

The Fly Ash Threat

Designation as hazardous waste could turn concrete's environmental image on its head. Read more

So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. Now What? So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. Now What?

It's worth examining your field and material costs. Read more

Industry Leader of the Year: Keith Sommer Industry Leader of the Year: Keith Sommer

Masonry pro tries to resurrect business in the Sunshine State. Read more

Mortar—But Not

Mason Bond, from ITW TACC introduced Mason Bond, an adhesive system for bonding CMUs, in early 2008. Read more

Not Your Mother's Mortar

Alternative mortars can provide speed or special properties. Read more

Urban Renaissance

Pyramid Masonry Contractors have done their part to revitalize Orlando, again. Masons from the Atlanta-based contractor's Orlando, Fla., branch returned downtown to complete 55 West, a mixed-use high-rise. The 32-floor, 1 million-square-foot structure is on the former site of a two-story brick building, which Pyramid built several years before. Read more

Celebrating Residential Masonry Celebrating Residential Masonry

Several outstanding projects won awards during the Residential Masonry Contractors Association's annual event. Read more

Grout Admixtures Grout Admixtures

Q: Should grout contain any special admixtures when it is used in concrete masonry made with integral water repellent? Read more

Spalling Brick in Bell Towers Spalling Brick in Bell Towers

Q: I was looking at the interior of a bell tower of a church recently. The floor of the bell tower is covered with the spalled faces of the brick. What is causing this problem and how can it be corrected? Read more

So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. Now What? So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. So Yours Isn't the Winning Bid. Now What?

It's worth examining your field and material costs. Read more

Masonry Construction's Project of the Year Contest

Your workmanship and ingenuity deserve to be honored and publicized throughout the masonry industry. Masonry Construction magazine's "Project of the Year" competition recognizes top-quality masonry design and craftsmanship that inspires excellence among others in the profession. This is the only contest that focuses specifically on masonry's contribution to outstanding construction projects. Read more

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