December 2014 Table of Contents

Words: Dan KamysTable of Contents


The Building Envelope: Buzzword or Trend? A look at masonry wall systems and what the wall system can do for our industry. Anchors and Energy Efficiency Energy codes continue to reach for higher standards. If you’re thinking that the role played by a masonry anchor in the thermal performance of a wall system is insignificant, think again.

Adding Drainage to Stone Veneers and Adhered Masonry A drill-down on the considerations of installing adhered masonry and assuring proper drainage

Scaffolding Case Study Engineering and communication overcome challenges on Travelers Tower renovation as Safway Services erects the tallest, continuous Systems Scaffold structure in the United States.

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Comparison of Laying Brick Versus Block

Brick and CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) are two commonly used materials in masonry. As a mason, it is important to understand the similarities, differences, pros, and cons of both materials, as well as the variations in layout and measurement techniques, mo

Westlake Royal Building Products™ to Showcase Be Boundless™ Campaign, Top Industry Trends and New Product Innovations at Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

HOUSTON (June 18, 2024) — Westlake Royal Building Products™ (Westlake Royal), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), will showcase its Be Boundless™ campaign, top industry trends and new product innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in Anahe

Bringing Bricks Back To Life with BrickRecyc

BrickRecyc, a machine that removes old mortar from bricks, was invented by three entrepreneurs from Quebec in 2021. Tommy Bouillon, David Dufour, and Hugo Cartier were the innovation's source. The invention emerged out of necessity. Tommy Bouillon, head o

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. It’s your responsibility as a business owner