July 2008 Table of Contents

Words: Dan KamysTable of Contents

Masonry MagazineJuly 2008 Volume 47, Number 7

FEATURES

2008 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference Members of the MCAA and the NCMA, along with masonry industry leaders and business owners, attended the Legislative Conference in May, held at the nation's capitol. The conference provided excellent opportunities for our concerns and issues to be discussed with members of Congress.

New Tools for Bricklayers Your arsenal of masonry tools is stocked full — or is it? What new and exciting tools could you use to enhance your business? Masonry gives an overview of materials, designs and specialty markets that are forging new tools for bricklayers.

Manufactured Stone: Riding the Economic Wave Aggressive research and development, new product lines and quality products at a lower price point are keeping manufactured stone businesses healthy. Masonry examines the current state of this industry.

BIM: Revamping an Industry What exactly is a Building Information Model (BIM)? How does it work, and how can it benefit mason contractors? Masonry explores BIM and how it can affect your business.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Making The Grade New Products Architectural Precast Association Awards Heritage Commission Preservation Award Legal Issues Full Contact Project Management 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 info@masonrymagazine.com, attention Technical Talk.