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Comfort Block: 90-Year-Old Maine Company Creates High-Performing Green Masonry Product

Masonry, one of the oldest and most beautiful trades, has been on a steady decline since the 1960s. Due to dramatic changes in the way today’s homes, chimneys, foundations and steps are being constructed, the industry is at its lowest point in 80 years. The average age of masonry professionals is increasing and the number entering apprenticeships is declining. In the northeast corner of the U.S., a Maine-based masonry company is quietly working to revive the declining industry through new product development and innovation.…

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Call for Entries: Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition

Imagine the Future of Masonry Design and Construction $30,000 in Prizes • Open to architects, engineers, A/E firms and students Register by November 15, 2017 • Enter by November 30, 2017 The inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design. Participants should…

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Call for Entries: 2017 Beyond Green™ Award

Designers, builders, owners, government agencies, manufacturers and others often go beyond the status quo to achieve high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. The National Institute of Building Sciences offers a way to show off advancements and gain recognition for those buildings, initiatives and innovations that are influencing, informing and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction and…

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Sakrete Type S Mortar Mix

Typically used for new construction and repairs, Sakrete Type S Mortar Mix is a contractor-grade mortar mix. It’s a smooth blend of sand and masonry cement or sand, lime and portland cement depending on your geography. Sakrete Type S Mortar Mix is for the laying of brick, block and stone in load-bearing walls and construction below grade.…

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Estimation: Overcome Familiar Financial Challenges With Ease

By James Nielsen, Esq., CPA, founder and CEO of CreditSuppliers Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series of articles on construction financing that Masonry Design has planned with CreditSuppliers. Construction has been dubbed a high-risk industry by lenders. While anyone working in construction will admit that there are certainly risks associated with…

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Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney Partner to Streamline Document and Bid Management Workflows

Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney, a leading provider of construction management software, announced that they will promote and provide Dodge PlanRoom 2017 to Dexter + Chaney subscribers. Dodge PlanRoom 2017 is a simple, secure service for contractors and subcontractors to connect and share project information and manage their bidding process in a convenient, online location.…

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