Summer 2013: Table of Contents

Words: David Biggs
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Summer 2013:

Table of Contents


Moisture Management
The Three-Part Rule for Moisture Management
By John Koester
The three-part rule of moisture management is to “get moisture off of, out of and away from a construction detail as quickly as possible.” However, we are left with the nagging questions: Off to where? Out to where? Away to where?

Building Information Modeling
Masonry and BIM
By David Biggs and Jennifer Morrell
If BIM is to be the go-to building concept, then masonry needs to be in the fold. Several organizations and associations are forging the way to make it happen.

Air Barriers
Air Barriers: Impermeable or Permeable?
By Jane Wu
No building design today is complete without a continuous air barrier. However, architects and engineers are faced with the challenge of selecting an air barrier from the many types available, including the choice between vapor permeable and vapor impermeable air barriers.

Lightweight Block, Heavyweight Benefits
By Don Eberly and Laura Drotleff
At the Maryland Science Center, 24-inch-long lightweight concrete masonry units paid for themselves by saving masons half the labor.

Project Spotlight
Vernon S. Broyles Jr. Leadership Center
Edited by Cory Sekine-Pettite
Knitting repurposed historic dormitory with new construction creates cost-effective facility with LEED gold certification.

columns & departments

Letter from the Editor
Industry News
New Products

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.1 It’s your responsibility as a business owner

Maximizing Efficiency with CrewTracks

In the masonry industry, efficient project management is crucial for success. CrewTracks addresses this need by streamlining various aspects of daily operations.

SOLA Innovation: Digital Levels

In 2021, SOLA introduced a new generation of digital levels at the World of Concrete. Because it was in the midst of Covid it wasn’t the most well-attended show, but we were optimistic. We attended, showcasing both our SOLA and Keson brands. The standout

Bonding with Masonry 2024 Q2

This issue’s questions come from an Architect, an Engineer. and a Mason Contractor. What questions do you have? Send them to, attention Technical Talk.