American Treasure: Philadelphia City Hall

American Treasure: Philadelphia City Hall 

Philadelphia’s City Hall is the world’s largest masonry building made of brick, white marble, limestone and granite. This historic structure leaves visitors lingering in awe. Humans have had more than a century to acclimate to skyscrapers, and while this is a tall building indeed, stretching up to 548 ft. above the pavement, tens of thousands of people from all over the world stand on that pavement annually just to take in the building’s immense scale. READ MORE


There are as many reasons, one supposes, for carving stone as there is for anything that offers the opportunity for artistic expression, generating an income, fulfilling a mission, satisfying a hobby inclination and/or challenging oneself in a creative outlet. Certainly, as stone masonry work is the oldest skilled trade, stone carving is most likely the oldest 3-dimensional art form. READ MORE

Building envelopes are continually changing and especially when it comes to masonry walls. Remember the days of four wythe thick solid brick walls, or the days when there was no continuous insulation out in the cavity? For most of commercial construction today, those days are long gone… kinda like the pager! READ MORE
In effect since September 23, 2017, OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule is a comprehensive health standard that can greatly impact the way mason contractors do business and keep records on their employees. READ MORE
Every year, the MCAA heads to Washington D.C. for the Legislative Fly-In. During this conference, our members and staff are able to directly engage with their respective elected officials and advocate for the masonry industry. We hope this will serve as a resource for anyone who’s on the fence about attending. We look forward to seeing everyone out in D.C.! READ MORE
In our eighth GEN NXT interview we had the opportunity to speak with Adam Slattery, Field Superintendent at Al Slattery Masonry Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK. It was a pleasure learning his story and about his experiences in the industry. READ MORE
When you work on projects where other trades create hazards, it's important to know how to recognize and deal with them. Your supervisor can't be all places at all times. READ MORE
 
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