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2007 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference
A review of the information and discussions shared between the masonry industry and U.S. political leaders during the Masonry Industry Legislative Conference.
Looking ahead over the next eight years, it is estimated that 6,000 new schools will be built. At a 90-percent market share, masonry construction will account for more than 5,500 of those new schools and this accounts for only the school construction market. Meanwhile, the masonry industry is facing a hurdle with replacing its retiring workforce. In this issue, we'll discuss what the masonry industry and its members are doing to overcome this hurdle.
Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders and Weather-resistive Barriers: Are They All the Same?
Joshua J. Summers, SE, PE, and Kami Farahmandpour, PE, RRC, CCS, CCCA, of Building Technology Consultants PC will follow-up their April flashing feature with an examination of air barriers, water-resistant barriers and vapor retarders.
Handy Products for Masons and Laborers
This year's selection of new masonry tools offers everything under the sun. From head to toe, heat and cold protection, products that hold things still to products that get things moving, manufacturers provided masons and laborers with quite a few new gadgets to help make their work easier, faster, safer and more comfortable.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor
Making The Grade
Contractor to Contractor
Full Contact Project Management