January 2016 Table of Contents

Words: Dan Kamys

BIM-M Table of Contents

January 2016

Volume 55, Number 1 FEATURES Brick and Block Size Matters: Cost-Efficient Masonry Walls Brick size is another important factor when considering the total cost of masonry walls. Remixing Modern Masonry With Watershed Block Watershed Block is designed be durable, energy efficient, locally produced and possess modern aesthetics, with one-third less cement than traditional concrete masonry. Digital Design With Brick MIT architecture professor Sheila Kennedy respects history while advancing state-of-the-art masonry. Mast Climbers, Cranes and Telehandlers Mason contractor and longtime Ahern Rentals customer, Calvin Brodie, has repeatedly relied on Xtreme telehandlers. Here’s why. Software and BIM-M Contractors Can Implement BIM in Masonry Building Information Modeling can be implemented into masonry and add value for the mason contractor. A Comprehensive Update on BIM-M A newly developed guide can help mason contractors negotiate the world of BIM.


From The Editor Chairman’s Message Government Affairs New Products WOC Product Preview Greenbuild 2015 Wrap-up Business Building Full Contact Project Management Classified Advertising News

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.

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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.

What AI Can Do For the Masonry Industry

If your pension fund doesn’t hold NVIDIA stock, your fund manager has some questions to answer. This week, NVIDIA became the most valuable company in the world, with a market cap exceeding $3.4 trillion. They have been at the forefront of AI mania that ha

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Brick: A Resilient Product That Will Make You Proud

Originating as the very dirt beneath our feet, brick has proven to be a sustainable, enduring solution that has been trusted for hundreds of years. While modern consumerism tends to focus on providing fast, cheap merchandise that is not intended to last,