January/February 2009: Table of Contents

Words: Bronzella Cleveland


The Unitized Flashing System
In masonry, the flashing job for exterior cavity walls would seem to cry out for systematization.
By Gregg Hodgson

Masonry Education Spotlight
Expand your knowledge of the design, use and maintenance of masonry through a number of professional development courses.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite

Boston’s Liberty Hotel
A 19th century jail becomes a 21st century model of preservation and restoration
By Cory Sekine-Pettite

Design for Safety
“Inherently safe” masonry products reduce injuries and increase profits
By David Carney, Robert Bevins and Patricia Carney

Columns & Departments

Letter from the Publisher
Letter from the Editor
Minimizing Masonry Litigation
Industry News
New Products
Masonry International


Comparison of Laying Brick Versus Block

Brick and CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) are two commonly used materials in masonry. As a mason, it is important to understand the similarities, differences, pros, and cons of both materials, as well as the variations in layout and measurement techniques, mo

Westlake Royal Building Products™ to Showcase Be Boundless™ Campaign, Top Industry Trends and New Product Innovations at Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

HOUSTON (June 18, 2024) — Westlake Royal Building Products™ (Westlake Royal), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), will showcase its Be Boundless™ campaign, top industry trends and new product innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in Anahe

Bringing Bricks Back To Life with BrickRecyc

BrickRecyc, a machine that removes old mortar from bricks, was invented by three entrepreneurs from Quebec in 2021. Tommy Bouillon, David Dufour, and Hugo Cartier were the innovation's source. The invention emerged out of necessity. Tommy Bouillon, head o

Are Your Employees Safe While Working In Hot Weather?

As the temperatures rise outside during summer months, so do the risks that employees working in hot conditions may be harmed by the dangerous effects it can have. Exposure to high temperatures can be deadly. It’s your responsibility as a business owner