Spring 2016: Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys
Masonry Design Spring 2016
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Spring 2016:

Table of Contents

Features

Design Trends / Healthcare
New York Hospital Queens Astoria Primary Care Clinic
The design of most hospitals and other healthcare facilities often can look and feel cold or uninspired, but they don’t have to be. A more inviting design can lead to a clinic that becomes part of a community rather than derided. Let’s face it: No one wants to go to the doctor, but when you need to, an aesthetically pleasing building (often referred to as patient-centered design) can improve outcomes.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite

Design Trends / Restoration
Faith In Masonry
The most visible landmark in the town of Shrewsbury, Mo., is the distinctive brick bell tower of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. A glimpse of it hints at the beauty of the masonry buildings on the Seminary campus. These structures look like they were transported to their hilltop location from a town in Tuscany. Erected in 1931, the current Seminary campus has been the center for the education of young men entering the Catholic priesthood for 85 years. Masonry not only played a major role in the construction of the original Seminary complex, but also in the renovations and upgrades.

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.