March 2008 Table of Contents

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Mixers, Pumps and Delivery Systems An increasing number of mixers, pumps and delivery systems have been designed to simplify the process of getting mortar and grout from powder to placement on masonry job sites. From residential homes to massive commercial projects, these systems offer time, money and labor savings.

Flashing Case-by-Case Today's masonry wall must accommodate moisture penetration by providing a collection and drainage system. Through a series of case studies, Masonry looks at three flashing systems and how they have worked in specific situations.

Trend Setter Masonry examines the present state of the natural stone industry, as well as the advantages of using this type of product, and options available to mason contractors and their customers.

The Sense of Safety Jobsite safety is important on many levels, from physical protection for workers to decreased worker's comp claims. From saving the back of a worker from pulls and strains to helping ensure he keeps all his fingers, personnel safety is an issue that affects every contractor and his crew. Masonry explores the latest in rules, regulations and safety equipment and precautions.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Making The Grade New Products World of Concrete Recap NECMA Design Awards Legal Issues Full Contact Project Management Classified Advertising

Building a Sustainable Future with Brick: Benefits and Impact

In both residential and commercial building design and construction, there is a growing awareness and commitment to minimizing environmental impact while improving health, comfort, and overall well-being.

GEN NXT: Sam Berryman

In today's evolving landscape of skilled trades, where tradition meets innovation, Sam Berryman's journey into the masonry industry is not just a career choice but a testament to heritage, passion, and the profound rewards of hard work. Influenced by his

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The Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know

Like many government regulations, the intent may be clear and worthwhile, but the implementation causes more harm to law-abiding citizens and business owners than it does to actually block or punish the bad actors the regulation was meant to address.

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The Walkaround Rule is Misguided

As we work together to help rebuild a strong economy, workplace safety is an important consideration in rulemaking; however, the Walkaround Rule, which went into effect at the end of May, won’t bolster workplace safety but rather burden small businesses.