MAY/JUNE 2017: Table of Contents

Words: Bronzella Cleveland


Design Trends / Commercial Design
Masonry Anchors Live/Work/Play Environments
Buildings no longer have just one use, one purpose. Offices incorporate elements of the hospitality industry. They embrace elements of health and wellness. Find out how commercial design is being redefined.
by Jim Cook

Materials / Thin Brick
Achieving Authentic, Traditional Design for a Technology Campus of the Future
The exterior design of the AvidXchange Music Factory in Charlotte, N.C., features custom-developed precast concrete panels paired with thin brick masonry that has a rough, tumbled face. A case study presents an innovative solution.
by Dawn Henning

Design Elements / Interior Design
The Future of Interior Design: Virtual Showrooms and Augmented Catalogs
Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped. Through the technologies of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals.
by Anastasiia Bobeshko

Technology / BIM
Vectorworks: BIM Software for Masonry Design
Vectorworks puts BIM at the heart of the design process, empowering creativity across workflows. Discover how to get the most out of your data, improve your visual presentations, and more.
by Rubina Siddiqui

Technology / BIM
BIM in the Cloud: Modelo Enhances BIM Processes
With the Modelo platform, AEC professionals can now drag and drop BIM models into a web-based platform to present, collaborate and visualize their 3D models online and in virtual reality.
by Meghan Barrett

Columns & Departments

From the Editor
Industry Outlook
Industry News

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.