Masonry Goes Circular




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What's Happening in Masonry

Cold Weather Masonry

In the masonry world this topic comes up seasonally. There are necessary procedures needed to follow for successful installation of masonry in the cold weather. This information is helpful for mason contractors, general contractors, building inspectors and owners, who need to be conscious of the weather.

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Masonry on the Web

Masonry Goes Circular

Using blue brick, the tower’s egg-shaped floors, rising around an almost circular core, evolve towards a more circular form as the building rises. This design would look awesome in Chicago!

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Technical Library

Wood Construction Becomes Unglued

Complications arise from building with wood. Who would have thought this could happen?

Masonry should be your preferred building material; it doesn't require glue, it doesn't burn, is a naturally green material, and lasts for generations!

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Contractor Seminar - November 13

"Cold Weather Practices” and the “other costs" involved in COLD WEATHER MASONRY will be discussed at length with a large amount of time designated for a Question and Answer Session.

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Win a $100 Gift Card to any Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant!

Chicago is known for celebrating the holidays with great outdoor experiences. As you get into the festivities you'll need to take a break for food and drink to rejuvenate your holiday spirit!

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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

Our Free education 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

Call us for free professional engineering advice at 847-297-6704.

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@2018 Masonry Advisory Council is a non-profit organization that supports the masonry industry with free masonry advice, helpful masonry tips, industry news, and masonry projects built in and around Chicago, Suburbs and NW Indiana.