December 2014 Table of Contents

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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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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.