What defines a successful masonry project?
Profitability, certainly. But a contractor can make a quick 50% on a job that has little long-term impact on the company or its position in the marketplace. The projects that really count are the ones that move the contractor to a higher level, open up new markets, demonstrate the benefits of masonry, or require solutions that can be applied to other jobs.
The three projects presented in this article – 740 N. LaSalle Building, Chicago, Science City at Union Station, Kansas City, and Flatiron Crossing Village and Development, Broadwood, Colo. – are “successful” on this higher level meaning of the term.