A Monumental Journey: Art & Architecture in Masonry

A Monumental Journey: Art & Architecture in Masonry

Sitting in Hansen Triangle Park nearby the Des Moines’ Riverwalk in Iowa is a commemorative architectural installation that speaks to a moment in time- one certainly of great magnitude. This piece, known as A Monumental Journey, was designed by artist Kerry James Marshall to celebrate the legacy of the African American lawyers who founded the National Bar Association. The association was founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1924 by 11 black men and 1 black woman who altered the history of law not only for the country but for the whole world. 
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This month we had the opportunity to talk with Colby Breithaupt of Non-Stop Scaffolding. He is an Alumni of the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Colby is proud to continue his family’s legacy at Non-Stop Scaffolding. We would like to thank Colby for taking the time to chat with us.
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“Hey, Paul… Mark… Hey Mike… Gary…Hey… wait who are you and what state are you from?” “Wait, Jeff… I need to schedule how many meetings this year?!” “We need to find how many fundraisers for our Members to go to?” These are just some of the conversations that I am hoping to have in April and May as we are getting ready for the annual MCAA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. from May 14-16th. 
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For many mason contractors, cleaning questions repeatedly arise on the jobsite. From proper technique to environmental factors and material concerns, multiple factors must be considered when you prepare to clean a masonry structure. To get answers to common masonry cleaning questions, MASONRY sat down with Marty Harris, Vice President of waterproofing, chemical and restoration products for Hohmann & Barnard/Diedrich. 
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Chemicals are used in our everyday lives without thinking about all the dangers that we could subject ourselves to, from the products we use on our skin and faces to cleaning products and solvents used at home and even on a jobsite. Safety is and should always be taken seriously while on a jobsite. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) play a big role in the safety requirements on ajobsite and in particular, the products that will be used. READ MORE
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