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Mason Jerry Goodman and his daughter win the top two awards at 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Bricklaying Championship
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Mason Jerry Goodman and his daughter win the top two awards at 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Bricklaying Championship

With the help of his mason tender and daughter, Heidi Albea, the 56-year old mason... More

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Battling the Flames

All Saints Church was one of Iowa's most ornate landmarks for nearly a hundred years, until it was destroyed by arson. After sitting in ruins for more than a decade, a group of determined citizens and a team of masonry restoration experts brought the structure back to life. Watch All Saints Church come back to life in our Web Exclusive Slide Show. More

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Dangerous Work

Vacuum attachments on mortar grinders control dust and protect workers' lungs. More

Breast Cancer Awareness Lifted To New Heights
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Project of the Year Winner: Commercial Category

The Agora Town Center is a one-of-a-kind office and retail structure, in large part because of its stone facade and castle-like turrets. More

Apprentice of the Month: Mike Grafton
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Apprentice of the Month: Mike Grafton

Mike Grafton's honors include placement on the Dean's list for two semesters at... More

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Best Institutional/Government
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Restoring a Historic Iowa Landmark

Contractor faced numerous challenges while working on the 73-year-old Salisbury House. More

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Using Masonry in Passive Solar Design
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Post-flood repairs

We have recently suffered severe flood damage here in Iowa. My building is exposed concrete masonry. What should I do to the masonry? Do I need to tear the wall down? When can I repaint? More

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