Masonry Advisory Council October eNewsletter

Free Expert Masonry Advice. Enter to Win Promotions. An Extensive Technical Library.That's MAC!
What's Happening in Masonry
The Masonry Arch 
In a recent trip to Chicago, I could not help but marvel at the workmanship involved in a masonry arch on Clinton Street.  There is something very special about how brick is laid to form an arch. This arch in particular caught the eye of this mason! Read more >
Enter to Win our October Promotion!
Enter to Win a $100 gift card to BIG BRICKS, CHICAGO! Located in Bricktown, you can enjoy slow-smoked BBQ, thin-crust pizza, salads, burgers, and more. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere and is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts!
Visit our website and enter the promo code: bbqandbeer
Featured Project... 
Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center 
The new addition to this medical facility is a LEED Silver award winner. They accomplished this with a commitment to sustainability and focus on making their campuses green.  Read more >
Fire Safety
October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week
Which home would you want to live in?Masonry is a non-combustible material that can help to stop the spread of a fire. Learn about ASTM E119 testing >
From our Technical Library... 
Fire Engineering Magazine June 2016
Many of today's new and recently remodeled buildings have some features that make them appear similar to the extent that the outward appearance may not be a good indicator on how a fire will behave in those buildings. 
BIM-M Updates 
Get the latest updates about Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M). Watch BIM presentations, brush up on definitions of building information modeling terms, and view related organizations to the Building Information Modeling for Masonry project. Visit the BIM-M website >
MAC Seminars 
Join us for Two Great Seminars in one morning event!
Wednesday, December 7th
9 -11:30 am                                 East Bank Club, Chicago
Union Issues 
Masonry Rain Screen Upgrade
So you say you need a little training? Your Bricklayers Union went out and got some. Rain Screen is in your bid package, it's a great way to get the training you need!
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 >