May 2016 Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys

Table of Contents

Flashing and Drainage

May 2016

Volume 55, Number 5 FEATURES Jobsite Tools Safety by Design Safety, ergonomics and industry standards are instrumental in the design and use of jobsite tools.

Codes and Standards

Leaky Walls in Brick Buildings Drainage system requirements Building Code Anxiety? Five rules of building codes and standards every mason contractor should know

Flashing and Drainage

Water in the Walls A practical guide to wall drainage and flashing installation Moisture Protection: Which Products Make the Cut? Updating Brick Veneer Ventilation for Modern Construction

Special Feature

MIA+BSI, The Natural Stone Institute Begins Its Joint Venture


From The Editor Chairman’s Message Government Affairs New Products Full Contact PM Business Building Industry Perspectives: False Fire-Related Claims Classified Advertising News

Comparison of Laying Brick Versus Block

Brick and CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) are two commonly used materials in masonry. As a mason, it is important to understand the similarities, differences, pros, and cons of both materials, as well as the variations in layout and measurement techniques, mo

Westlake Royal Building Products™ to Showcase Be Boundless™ Campaign, Top Industry Trends and New Product Innovations at Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

HOUSTON (June 18, 2024) — Westlake Royal Building Products™ (Westlake Royal), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), will showcase its Be Boundless™ campaign, top industry trends and new product innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in Anahe

Bringing Bricks Back To Life with BrickRecyc

BrickRecyc, a machine that removes old mortar from bricks, was invented by three entrepreneurs from Quebec in 2021. Tommy Bouillon, David Dufour, and Hugo Cartier were the innovation's source. The invention emerged out of necessity. Tommy Bouillon, head o

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. It’s your responsibility as a business owner