Masonry Advisory Council eNewsletter

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What's happening in Masonry...
Mortar Joint Replacement
In Chicago today many mason contractors are devoting more of their expertise in repointing (tuckpointing) existing masonry structures than constructing new masonry.  A question that is asked quite often at the Masonry Advisory Council is...What is the correct way to repoint masonry?  Read more> 
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Join us for Two Great Seminars on May 9
Choose your location, Chicago or Oak Brook 
Sign up for our FREE masonry seminar on May 9th. Choose from a morning session at the East Bank Club in Chicago or an afternoon session at Maggiano's in Oak Brook. Two topics at each session are Exterior Masonry Walls and Energy Code Compliance & Troubleshooting Masonry Construction. Earn AIA credits! Learn More>
Featured Project...
The Solomon Cottage - Park Ridge
Why does a community attempt to renovate historic buildings? One reason is because older community members want to preserve their history for future generations. Read more> 
From our Technical Library...
HUD Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies
This guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies is a compilation of fire ratings from earlier sources for a wide variety of materials and assemblies found in buildings from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. This guideline also provides methods for calculating the fire resistance of general classes of archaic materials and assemblies for which no documentation can be found. Download PDF>
Need Continuing Education Credits?  
MAC will come to your office to present a Lunch & Learn...(and provide box lunches) to your staff.  Choose from our current programs that include 'Next Generation' CMU & Masonry Injection Foam Insulation & Balanced Fire Safety Design & Concrete Masonry Fire Walls. Earn AIA credits! For more information or to sign up, Click here>
ASK MAC - Free Masonry Advice 
Do you need help before, during or after the construction phase of commercial or residential projects? We can help to identify problems and provide solutions to many construction issues. 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. ASK MAC>