July/August 2017: Table of Contents

Words: Bronzella Cleveland
restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol


Design Trends / Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture
Better Living Through Masonry
Design and public health professionals have recently joined together in a call to action to create healthier, more walkable communities and places. Explore masonry’s role in creating designed outdoor spaces that support health and activity.
by Jim Cook

Ball State University’s Architecture Offering
Are students of architecture learning about masonry? A student and one of her professors talk about BSU’s architecture program and how masonry is incorporated into the curriculum.
by Karen D. Hickey

Materials / Natural Stone
Restoring the Minnesota State Capitol
The Minnesota State Capitol underwent a four-year restoration in which more than 3,900 individual pieces of marble were replaced. The project won MIA+BSI’s 2016 Grande Pinnacle Award.
by Maureen Upchurch

Project Spotlight
SunTrust Park
The new stadium for the Atlanta Braves, the fastest-built Major League Baseball stadium in American history, features eye-popping amounts of masonry along with cutting-edge technology.
by Adam Cobb

Design Elements / Exterior Lighting
Lighting the Way to Added Value
A homeowner’s outdoor space can go from an ordinary masonry job to an impressive hardscape installation with outdoor lighting.
by Steve Counter

Paver Lighting: Unobtrusive Accent Illumination, Weather Resistance and Design Versatility
Evening Star paver lights provide safety, demarcation and visual aesthetics in a low-voltage, accent lighting option for all paved areas around the home.
by Michael Schiefer

Coatings, Sealants and Graffiti Protection
Following careful assessment of the condition of a masonry structure, coatings and sealants can be used for waterproofing, weather resistance or even a glazed, anti-graffiti surface.

Columns & Departments

From the Editor
Industry Outlook
Industry News
Virtual Reality






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 info@masonrymagazine.com, attention Technical Talk.