February 2008 Table of Contents

Words: Dan KamysTable of Contents

Masonry MagazineFebruary 2008 Volume 47, Number 2

FEATURES

Beauty That Endures The Brick Industry Association joins us to examine the solid foundations and beautiful hardscapes resulting from the paver industry, including proper installation techniques, common challenges and overall progress and growth of the industry.

Tools for the Hardscaping Season The assortment of hardscaping tools and equipment is often diverse and always necessary to the masons who use them. Masonry looks at the basic designs of these tools and equipment, as well as consult some of the industry's manufacturers about their newest products and technologies.

Case-by-Case Learn from others' experiences as we study hardscaping projects from start to finish in four hardscaping case studies. Best practices are shared, as topics like overcoming challenges, planning and scheduling, technique and method, and products are discussed.

A Certified Difference in Masonry Training Quality masonry craftsmanship doesn't just happen. It comes from rigorous training. For union masonry, high training standards are upheld through the industry's only trainer program, the Instructor Certification Program of the International Masonry Institute. You can learn more in this overview.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Making The Grade New Products Business Building Full Contact Project Management Classified Advertising

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.

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

About: Featured
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,