Summer 2014: Table of Contents

Words: David Biggs

Lafayette College Arts Plaza


Summer 2014:

Table of Contents


BIM-M: A Work in Progress
It has been two years since the idea of Building Information Modeling – Masonry (BIM-M) was conceived, and what it means is still evolving.
By David Biggs, P.E., S.E.

Moisture Control Technology
Factors to consider when selecting a moisture solution for interior stone or tile installations
By Tom Plaskota

Designs for Healthy Building Envelopes
Traditional masonry charm meets new-world technology.
By Alice Muratore

Automation Technology Plays a Key Role in Transportation Hub Renovation Project
The use of advanced construction automation technology played a key role in the successful planning and bidding of the project.
By Ed Faris

Masonry Cleaning
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, others seem to only gargle.
By Robert Port

Project Spotlight
The ‘Hospital of the Future’
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Architects & Engineers’ design incorporates a stone veneer product that is ‘clipped’ to the substrate and suspended using an anodized aluminum channel system.
By Ron Treister

columns & departments

Letter from the Editor
Design in the Age of Disruption
The ACA’s Impact on Small Business

Masonry Safety Inspections

The look of confusion and utter loss on people’s faces when I tell them that I’m a safety inspector for a masonry company is often hilarious.

About: Safety
What AI Can Do For the Masonry Industry

If your pension fund doesn’t hold NVIDIA stock, your fund manager has some questions to answer. This week, NVIDIA became the most valuable company in the world, with a market cap exceeding $3.4 trillion. They have been at the forefront of AI mania that ha

About: Featured
Brick: A Resilient Product That Will Make You Proud

Originating as the very dirt beneath our feet, brick has proven to be a sustainable, enduring solution that has been trusted for hundreds of years. While modern consumerism tends to focus on providing fast, cheap merchandise that is not intended to last,

Building a Sustainable Future with Brick: Benefits and Impact

In both residential and commercial building design and construction, there is a growing awareness and commitment to minimizing environmental impact while improving health, comfort, and overall well-being.