Masonry Advisory Council November 2016

What's happening in Masonry...
Masonry Arch Terminology  
Following last month's article regarding masonry arches, we provide more technical information on arch terminology.  When discussing masonry arches there is terminology needed to identify the pieces in the arch.  Learn what these are>
Enter to Win - November Promotion
Visit MAC's website and Enter to Win a gift certificate to The Walnut Room restaurant at the State Street Macy's store. This festive restaurant is so Chicago, and a great way to enjoy the holidays! Value $100 Click here to enter the promotion> Use the code: holiday16
Featured Project...
Revealing the Craftsmanship of Yesterday
See how Berglund Construction used age old tuck-pointing techniques to restore the Northwestern University Benefits Department to its original splendor. Read more>
From our Technical Library...
Restoring Mortar Joints in Historic Buildings
Re-pointing is painstaking and expensive work, and should only be done by skilled craftsman. To complete a restoration project successfully, learn why this is so important. Read more> 
Something for Free?
Concrete Masonry's Compressive Strength Increases an INCREDIBLE 33%
There is a new CMU measurement used to achieve ASTM's strength requirement. The test data and methods structural engineers relied upon in the past was very conservative. Learn how the new minimum has increased 33% to 2000 psi!  Read more>
MAC Seminars
Join us for TWO GREAT SEMINARS in One Morning Event on December 7th. 
Register to attend two great seminars at the East Bank Club from 9am to 11:30am on Wednesday, December 7th. These industry specialists discuss new and important issues relating to masonry walls and tornado shelter design.       Earn 2 AIA LU credits. Register Today>
People in the News
2016 Haller Award Winner                 Samuel M. Rubenzer
Samuel M. Rubenzer is the recipient of the 2016 Paul Haller Structural Design Award. The Haller Award is given to an individual engineer or an engineering firm that has made significant contributions in the practice of masonry. Read more>
2016 Eugene George - International Council of Employers Memorial Award Recipient  
Dick Lauber
Richard "Dick" Lauber is the Inaugural recipient of the 2016 Eugene George Dedication Award. His decades of dedicated service to the signatory masonry industry made him the obvious choice for the first George Award. MAC Congratulates Dick Lauber for this recognized achievement!
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