Masonry Advisory Council February Newsletter

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What's Happening in Masonry

Masonry & Efflorescence

As buildings in Chicago experience the harsh elements of winter and below zero temperatures with multiple freezing and thawing cycles, we sometimes see what looks like snow on face brick or concrete block. This is called efflorescence.

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Masonry Insights

How to Properly Specify Masonry Wall Assemblies for f ’m = 2500 psi

If you want a masonry design strength of 2500 psi on your next project, it is not enough to indicate a minimum value of f’m on the design documents.

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Excellence in Masonry Awards

Enter your masonry projects to win this prestigious architectural award.

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 15th

Mark your calendar and join us at the Excellence in Masonry Awards event at the Chicago Historical Museum on April 21st.

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Upcoming Events from our Sponsors

Wed. February 7th - Illinois Brick Company 2018 Manufacturer Showcase

Come see over 50 manufacturers and attend seminars for AIA credit! Register Now >

 

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Enter to Win Promotion

Win a $100 Gift Card to Cooper's Hawk!

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wine in 7 Chicagoland locations. Sounds good!

Promo code: wineandfood

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Sponsored by Illinois Products Corporation

 

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Masonry from the Web

Historical Museum by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, Frankfurt, Germany

The choice of materials and their application are also sympathetic to Frankfurt’s historic architecture. The rear-ventilated sandstone facade is in fact “laid brickwork with a large-format stone,” says project manager Daniel Steinhübl.

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From our Technical Library

Connecting Brick to Backup

To secure masonry veneer to a backup system or to connect two or more masonry wythes, wall ties—made of w i re or sheet metal—are necessary.

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Enter to Win

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

Choose from a variety of masonry related topics! MAC will come to your office to present a Lunch & Learn...(and provide free box lunches) to attendees. The current programs listed on our website will earn you AIA credits!

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ASK MAC - Free Masonry Advice

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Free Structural Engineering Advice

Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition

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