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Masonry Repair Solutions

Have you seen a building with the brick falling off? How about many cracks on the veneer at the exterior? Helical ties are used in stabilizing parapets, anchoring stone, terracotta, stucco and replacing wall ties when masons use wall ties in areas that are not just wood stud backup.

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Excellence in Masonry Awards Celebration

December 7, 2019

at the Museum of Science and Industry

(The Holiday Exhibits will be open for our guests during this private event.)

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Masonry on the Web

Residenze Carlo Erba by Eisenman Architects and Degli Esposti Architetti

After decades studying its architecture, Peter Eisenman finally builds in Italy. The serpentine structure employs traditional construction-reinforced-concrete columns and structural slabs with bearing walls at the six cores along the length of the building.

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Get Your Masonry Cost Guide

This cost guide contains material examples, detailed architectural drawings, and other resources to help you better determine pricing for building masonry structures.

Architects & Structural Engineers in the Chicagoland area and NW Indiana can receive this Complimentary Cost Guide. Other industry professionals can purchase the masonry cost guide online.

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Enter to Win Promotion

Win a $100 Gift Card to Tied House

This masonry gem designed by Gensler is a contender in the 2019 Excellence in Masonry Award competition. Check out the creative use of masonry in the design to create a unique dining experience.

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Sponsored by: Northfield Echelon Masonry



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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

Featured L&L for November... one of our most popular topics: Masonry Shear Wall Design

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These companies are industry leaders and work to bring you the very best in Masonry products.


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