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

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.