Summer 2016: Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys
Masonry Design Summer 2016

Summer 2016: Table of Contents


Technology / Moisture Control

What Is A Rainscreen Wall?

As wall systems evolve, masonry contractors are increasingly being asked to install rainscreen wall systems. Masonry cavity walls and rainscreen walls share many of the same time-proven design principals that control water and prevent water damage, including a weather-resistant façade and a cavity between the façade and substrate, but there are a few key differences between them.
By Art Fox


Understanding Interdependencies Is The Key To Resilience

A perfect storm of risks threatens even the simplest of resiliency goals. And, if understanding and addressing these risks directly is not daunting enough, it perhaps is even more challenging to consider and address their interdependencies.
By Donna M. Huey

Technology / BIM-M

BIM-M for Masonry: New Design Tools And New Opportunities

Leaders from every facet of the masonry industry have been working together over the past few years to incorporate a better selection of masonry materials and systems into BIM software.
By David Sovinski

Materials / Manufactured Stone

Selecting Manufactured Stone Veneers For Any Application

For light commercial building such as hospitals, retail buildings and senior living facilities, manufactured stone veneers are offering cost-savings, speed of installation and great looks.
By Jim Cooper

Technology / Moisture Control

Airflow And Drainage In Your Exterior Walls

An Austin, Texas apartment uses Driwall™ Rainscreen 020-1 to help keep exterior walls from molding by creating ventilation and drainage.
By Jim O’Neill

Columns & Departments

From the Editor



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.