Rick Yelton

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What's All This About a Little Dust?

Take some time to view two new postings about a subject that will directly affect how you will be managing your work sites soon. “Stop Silicosis” and “Deadly Dust” were produced and posted by the Department of Labor to portray how silicosis can affect the lives of unprotected workers. The two videos, developed 75 years apart, are remarkably similar in content as they show the devastating effect of a preventable occupational illness. More

Sharing how ASTM standards help
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Sharing how ASTM standards help

masonry technical outreach workshop More

Guarding Masonry’s Quality
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Guarding Masonry’s Quality

To clearly distinguish their products from fired clay bricks, CalStar recently... More

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Why Only a Room, Not a Safe Structure

It's time to promote structural residential masonry. More

Legal, but not safe at Bauma 2013
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Legal, but not safe at Bauma 2013

At last month’s Bauma, the global construction trade show produced by Messe... More

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Time to start anew

During this week’s cold snap, I took time to clean out my toolbox. In a former life, I was a tool junkie. But when I traded tool for pen, I began to horde my favorite tools rather than toss them as they became obsolete. But I bet I'm not the only one who’s been hording old junk. More

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A New Year, a new Masonry Construction

When we discontinued publishing Masonry Construction magazine a little less than two years ago, we promised we would keep the title alive. More

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There's a Challenge Flag on the Field

In my 37 years of officiating, I’ve only had four of my on-field calls challenged by a coach. No official wants to see the challenge flag, or be told by the referee that the booth is reviewing a play. But we understand that getting the call right is the reason why we serve. More

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Making Masonry Veneer Live Real

I have a tough task in the next few weeks. I’m finalizing the plans for World of Concrete’s first exclusive training area on the use of masonry veneer. Fortunately, I have help from some of the industry’s best experts. More

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Building the Walls of Quality

Last week our industry lost a great and active proponent. John (Jay) Jacob, died on Jan. 30. I had a chance to learn a lot from him at several meetings of The Masonry Society (TMS). Jay was the owner of J. Construction, a mason contracting company based in Cincinnati. His firm has an excellent reputation and a portfolio of very successful projects. More

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