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2017 Hardscape North America Award Winners Announced

9 November 2017 — Hardscape North America selected 16 hardscape projects to receive the 2017 HNA Awards for design and construction. In addition, 20 others received Honorable Mention recognition. The 2017 HNA Awards recognize residential and commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways, commercial plazas, streets and other applications built using concrete pavers, segmental retaining…

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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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Bonded by Brick

Five years ago, the University Center of Lake County, a partnership between 18 Illinois colleges and universities, operated classrooms in shared buildings. However, it had no core facility – no “face” to show the community.

The first facility of its kind in Illinois, the $19.8-million University Center of Lake County provides that face. The 91,000-square-foot, stand-alone academic center enables the organization to offer degree and workforce development programs from all its partner institutions under one roof.…

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Onsite Masonry Production from Diverted Excavation

Watershed Materials is teaming up with Westlake Urban and Alpha Group to explore a solution to a problem that real estate developers often face—excavation that has to be moved off a construction site to make way for new buildings. Rather than haul off the excavation spoils and then import thousands of concrete masonry units (CMUs) for use at the project, the developers and Watershed Materials are working together to repurpose native excavation material right at the job site to create the structural masonry blocks used in the development. Truckloads of offhaul and truckloads of imported building materials could be eliminated by using the excavation to make the structural block, adaptively reusing waste to produce onsite building materials.…

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Natural Stone Masonry 101

Stone. The term doesn’t have the same meaning it did 50 years ago. There was a time when someone would say “I’d like to put stone on my project” and everyone had a pretty good idea what they were considering. That was then. The legitimacy of the word has completely turned upside down.…

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Design Trends / Restoration: A Timely Renaissance

For nearly a century, throngs of area residents of Waltham, Mass., made their way to work in the iconic 1854 factory of the Waltham Watch Company along the Charles River. The first enterprise to produce watches on an assembly line, the company operated in its expansive, 405,000-square-foot facility until 1949, after which a few light industrial and office tenants occupied the buildings.…

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Award-Winning Hardscape Designs

At Masonry Design, we’re always on the lookout for beautiful, innovative, and unique projects to profile. And sometimes, in order to find those projects, we must take a step back and gaze toward our feet. Indeed, there are many hardscaping and paving projects worthy of praise……

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