GEN NXT: Max Berry

 
 
 
 

GEN NXT: Max Berry

 

We had the opportunity to chat with Max Berry, a Mason Foreman at D.S. Masonry in Chandler, Arizona. Max works with his step-father at DS Masonry and already has accomplished much in the masonry industry. Max reached out to us with some impressive pictures of a recent project completed by DS Masonry, and we greatly enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about his background and this unique sculpture. We would like to thank Max for speaking with us and JagClamp for sponsoring this series.

 

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The Mason's Guide To Job Site Handling And Maintenance Of Architectural Cast Stone

 

The knowledge of the mason about architectural cast stone is crucial to assuring a quality project for the owner, architect and general contractor. The first thing to consider when working on a job that involves architectural cast stone is to get good quality product from a Certified Cast Stone Institute Producer. Once the quality product arrives on the jobsite, there are things to know about jobsite handling, installation, cleaning and long term maintenance of the cast stone that will impact the project into the future.

 

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Outdoor Living Best Practices

 

Designing an outdoor living space has come a long way for your customers. A couple of decades ago they may have only spent time choosing a grill and table to set on top of a rectangular concrete slab. But today, Americans of all stripes and means have rediscovered the potential of these spaces to be an extension of their home. With the internet, social media, and DIY television a new arms race has emerged within this industry now that people have unlimited access to design ideas, features, and materials to renovate their outside living areas.

 

 

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The Fechino Files: Estimating Window Openings

 

You are estimating a project with 28 masonry openings. You are short on time as usual. Can you figure the openings solid to save time and make it work? Here is an estimate of Masonry required to fill the openings.

 

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