MCAA Gateway: September 2018

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Due October 1, 2018

By: Tim O’Toole Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA, and must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Nominees can be, but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff. Nominations are open to anyone in the masonry industry. Submissions must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT. Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be inducted during the MCAA Convention. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/hall-of-fameto submit your nomination.

Southwest Scaffolding LLC Joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program

The MCAA and our members welcome the newest Strategic Partner The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is proud to welcome Southwest Scaffolding LLC as its newest Strategic Partner. Southwest Scaffolding LLC specializes in selling frame scaffolding and accessories, Non-Stop Scaffolding, masonry equipment, and renting and selling hydraulic scaffolding.  They are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and sell, rent and deliver across North America and beyond. Visit scaffoldingrentalandsales.comfor more information about Southwest Scaffolding. The MCAA Strategic Partner Program allows suppliers to reach out to contractors through a large variety of methods including promotion throughout MCAA publications and events. To learn more, visit www.masoncontractors.org/strategicpartner. The MCAA looks forward to working with Southwest Scaffolding LLC.

Compete in the 2019 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 during MASONRY MADNESS® ByTim O’Toole Do you think you’re fast? Sign up for the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block competition during MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas where you’ll have a chance to win your share of thousands in cash and prizes! The Fastest Twenty Minutes in Masonry Select a tender that can keep up with you and join top masons from around the world for twenty minutes of all-out non-stop blocklaying action. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry’s best are invited to compete. Watch videos of previous competitions at www.fastesttrowel.comto see how you stack up against the field. Are you Fast Enough? If you think your trowel is worthy, go to www.fastesttrowel.comand download an application or call 800-536-2225. Come join these select blocklayers building excitement with what they do best! Register today at www.fastesttrowel.comto compete.

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for September 2018

The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on demand webinars on topics such as job site safety new construction technology increasing profits and more.  Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. -------------------- Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Change Orders: Money on the Table! Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Why Buildings Leak Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Anatomy of a Harassment Case: Part II Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Selling Excellence Without Being Pushy and Aggressive Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- OSHA Investigations Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Anatomy of a Harassment Case: Part III Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Debonding in CMU Headjoints...Why?! Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT  

New MCAA Members for September 2018

Bausch-White Masonry, LLC Cincinnati, OH 513-741-8000 Contractor Member   JW Brick, Inc Bulverde, TX 830-980-3340 Contractor Member   K&K Masonry Okoboji, IA 712-320-2950 Contractor Member   Lehigh Cement Company, LLC Speed, IN 812-246-7780 www.lehighhanson.com National Associate Member   M & M Advisory Group, Inc. Southaven, MS 662-429-6682 www.mmadvisorygroupinc.com Chapter Associate Member   Maconnerie E Gravel, Inc. St. Lazare, QC Canada 514-817-5597 Contractor Member   Mountain Masonry, Inc. Abingdon, VA 276-628-5180 Contractor Member   Premier Masonry & Building Supply, LLC Martinsburg, WV 304-260-0240 premiermasonrysupply.com Regional Associate Member   Royal Stoneworks San Luis Obispo, CA 805-270-8081 www.royalstonework.net Contractor Member   V2R Masonry Systems Gatesville, TX 254-404-2270 Contractor Member  
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.

Ham And Vacala Among 2024 Masonry Hall Of Fame Inductees

We're thrilled to announce two of this year's Masonry Hall Of Fame inductees. Former MCAA Chairman Larry Vacala and esteemed masonry instructor James T. Ham will be welcomed into the prestigious group during the 2024 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Park City,