February 2016 Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys

Masonry February 2016 Table of Contents

February 2016

Volume 55, Number 2 FEATURES Air Barriers and Insulation Russell Snow explains protecting buildings from unwanted air and moisture infiltration. Education and Workforce Development: Masonry Industry Workforce Development Efforts Updates on the workforce development efforts from seven associations and organizations Aiming High in Texas The Texas Masonry Council and the University of Texas at Arlington are addressing a masonry worker shortage. Building History The Mary Institute and Country Day School links science and technology with tradition through masonry. Pump Maintenance Maintaining and keeping your pump clean and in running order can protect your investment.  


From The Editor Chairman’s Message Government Affairs New Products Regional Update Business Building Classified Advertising News

Four Different Types of Natural Stone Used For Masonry

Natural stone has been a staple in masonry for centuries. Before it was used to transform home and landscape designs on residential properties, it was used for historical buildings and some of the most iconic destinations in the world.

Advice to the Beginners

The best advice I could give anyone that is starting a career in masonry is that first and foremost, you must "know" yourself. What do you like to do? What would you like in a working environment? Do you like to be outside? Do you enjoy physical activity

About: Featured
Masonry Safety Inspections

The look of confusion and utter loss on people’s faces when I tell them that I’m a safety inspector for a masonry company is often hilarious.

About: Safety
Dave Jollay Announced as Third Inductee for MCAA 2024 Hall of Fame

Following in the footsteps of his father, O.L. Jollay, the founder of Jollay Masonry, Inc., Dave Jollay has carved out a remarkable career in the masonry industry.