Fall 2015: Table of Contents

Words: Bronzella Cleveland
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Table of Contents

Features

Project Spotlight
Grimmwelt Kassel
We’re all familiar with the tales from the Brothers Grimm, the 19th-century German authors whose stories still haunt and entertain us today. Their work still is being adapted into new books, movies, and TV shows today. And the brothers themselves are getting a little more recognition in their home country in the form of a new museum.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite

Materials
Challenging The Myths Of Permeable Pavement
With the imminent trouble of urban flooding on the rise, permeable pavement (PP) is quickly gaining notoriety as a sleek and ethical solution. So, let’s challenge the myths of PP and clarify some of the annual, bi-annual, quarterly, and monthly maintenance misinformation surrounding these pavers
By Jonathan Hendy and Pete Baloglou

Design Trends
Things Are Looking Up In Hardscaping
If you were to visit the site of a new building project and were asked to examine the hardscaping design, your natural inclination would be to look down at ground. In most instances, you wouldn’t be wrong in making that choice. But if you were to visit the site of 1200 Seventeenth Street in Washington, D.C., you would be encouraged to focus your gaze upward – to the roof.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite

Columns & Departments

From the Editor
Supplies

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.