2018 Masonry Advisory Council January Newsletter

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What's Happening in Masonry

World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2018

At the World of Masonry there is a national competition to determine who is the world’s best bricklayer called the Spec-Mix Bricklayer 500. There are regional competitions in the summer and fall which lead to the final competition comprised of 24 masons this year and their mason tenders competing for over $125,000 in cash and prizes.

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Excellence in Masonry Awards

Enter your masonry projects to win this prestigious architectural award.

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 15th!

Mark you calendar and join us at the Excellence in Masonry Awards event at the Chicago Historical Museum on April 21st.

Submit Your Entries Now >

 
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Enter to Win Promotion

Win a $100 Gift Card to The Second City!

This winter weather is not funny...but going out to this world renowned comedy club can sure lift your spirits!

Promo code: laughoutloud

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Sponsored by Northfield Block Company

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Meet our 2017 Promotion Winners!

MAC sure enjoys our monthly promotions...we like to show off Chicago and the suburbs with a variety of fun and exciting things to do!

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Masonry from the Web

Architect Dong Yugen has created a structure that is a piece of art in itself; the perforations, skylights and narrow windows manipulate light into the spaces, casting dramatic shadows and offering short glimpses outside. 

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From our Technical Library

Density-Related Properties of Concrete Masonry

Concrete masonry is a versatile, durable material for the construction of building walls that provide load-bearing strength, fire resistance, a high degree of resistance to sound penetration and other desirable features.

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Enter to Win

TMS 402/602-16

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures

MAC will be giving one away each month! Value $150

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Schedule a Lunch & Learn

Choose from a variety of masonry related topics! MAC will come to your office to present a Lunch & Learn...(and provide free box lunches) to your staff. The current programs listed on our website will earn you AIA credits!

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ASK MAC - Free Masonry Advice

Do you need help before, during or after the construction phase of commercial or residential projects? Our team of engineers and experienced tradesman will visit your site, make an assessment, and offer solutions. It's a FREE service to Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers and Distributors in the Chicagoland and NW Indiana region.

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Free Structural Engineering Advice

Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition

The Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition is a combined effort sponsored by many groups that have interests in masonry. It's a FREEservice available to Architects and Engineers in Chicago and the suburbs. Call us at 847-297-6704.

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