January 2011 Table of Contents

Wall Ties and Wind Load Wall Ties and Wind Load

Q: If the purpose of these ties is to support the veneer during winds, why does it make any difference what backup is used? Read more

The Secret is Out

MIT provides the good news our industry needed to end the year. Read more

Mortar and Grout Mixers Mortar and Grout Mixers

Mixers for any job, Stationary and mobile mixers, Dual-paddle mixer, Triple-use mixer, Mini batch plant on wheels, Extreme-duty mixers, Mix and place with one unit, Heavy-duty performance. Read more

Prepare to Repair Prepare to Repair

Estimating and bidding a masonry restoration project is a complex process. Read more

Weathering the Storm

Severe weather conditions can take a toll on masonry's appearance. Read more

Lightweight Block, Heavyweight Benefits

Lightweight concrete masonry units save half the labor. Read more

Tough Customers Tough Customers

Masonry provides Marines with state-of-the art bar- racks at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The new design is part of a multibillion dollar U.S. Marine Corps plan to improve soldiers' living quarters. Check out a slideshow of the P-015 BEQ project and photos from the Camp Pendleton BEQ projects. Read more

Keeping Current

World of Concrete helps contractors navigate green waters. Read more

Proper Use of Anchors Proper Use of Anchors

Q: Why are corrugated wall ties permitted in brick veneer walls with wood stud back-ups, but not in brick veneer walls with steel stud backup walls? Read more

Masonry Heater Workshop

The Masonry Heater Association of North American has scheduled a masonry heater, bake oven, and masonry skills workshop at Wildacres Retreat north of Asheville, N.C., April 18-24. Read more

Brick for Disabled Vets Brick for Disabled Vets

Acme Brick Co. will provide brick at below cost for 100 homes as part of Operation Finally Home, a nationwide effort to build homes for disabled veterans.  Read more

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