Overlooking Sarasota Bay is a block behemoth, the 270-room Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences. Under a $2.4 million masonry contract, Sarasota, Fla.-based Advanced Masonry Systems (AMS) installed 255,730 CMU and 1608 cubic yards of coarse masonry grout. AMS completed the project within 12 months, which exceeded the construction manager’s schedule, by maintaining an average onsite crew of 80 to 100 employees during the masonry scope of the work.