December 2007 Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys

Masonry December 2007 FEATURES

Mortar for an Industry: The Natural Stone Council The Natural Stone Council joins us to discuss the organization, its initiatives, and the strides that they're making for the industry in the green building community.

Reinforcing an Industry: Anchors, Fasteners and Connectors Masonry relies on specialized connectors, anchors and fasteners to assure solid system construction and reliability. In this issue, we'll discuss some typical — and maybe not so typical — products available for use with brick, block and stone, as well as what mason contractors and their crews need to know about these products.

Benefits of Masonry Industry Software Technology is a fast-paced area that can give contractors who are "in the know" an extreme advantage. Whether in the office or out in the field, a software package is available to make tasks faster, safer and more productive.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Government Affairs Making The Grade New Products BAC/IMI Apprentice Contest MIA Awards Business Building Full Contact Project Management Masonry News Classified Advertising

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, attention Technical Talk.