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

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.