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2016 MCAA Convention one week away


The MCAA's Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry is only one week away. Register now for the industry's premier event to find the latest news and information regarding the association and the masonry industry, network with other mason contractors and suppliers across the country, and strengthen your operation Learn more | View schedule


Joint reinforcement: Less is more


Help improve joint reinforcement specifications

Do you still encounter specifications that require truss-shaped wire, heavy-duty wire, prefabricated corners and/or Ts? If so, it's time to climb the ladder, so your company can positively impact the constructability of your client's projects.

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Masonry chimneys


Checklist for weather resistance

Masonry chimneys face months of prolonged exposure to wind-driven rains and melting snow. Continuous subjection to inclement weather can result in chimney deterioration, which, in turn, can present a potential safety hazard.

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Top five OSHA changes to watch for in 2016


Safety Talk Tuesday

The last year of President Obama's administration is fast approaching and 2016 looks to be a busy time for OSHA, as it attempts to finalize significant rulemakings. Here are the top five OSHA changes to look out for in 2016.

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Masonry responds


Fire departments need new houses

Ask anyone involved in building a firehouse, "What is your top choice for construction material?" The unanimous answer is "masonry" - for a variety of reasons. The modern firehouse provides more than an oversized garage and bunkhouse.

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What a year it has been


Our voice has never been stronger

What a year 2015 has been in Washington, D.C., and the world of politics! However, let me take this opportunity to drill down a little bit and recap what I have seen as a major happening within the MCAA during 2015.

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Call a Doctor Plus for MCAA members


New MCAA member benefit

The MCAA is pleased to announce the addition of a new Telehealth program that will provide you, your employees and their family member's access to care anywhere and on their schedule.

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10 construction industry trends to watch


Analysts predict 2016 will be a strong year for the industry

Analysts predict 2016 will be a strong year for the industry, as Dodge Data & Analytics' 2016 Construction Outlook report predicted 6% growth, with the value of construction starts reaching an estimated $712 billion.

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Technology advances of robotics in masonry


Masonry technology

People have been talking about automating masonry as far back as the 1920s, when the first bricklaying machine patent was filed. So why haven't any automated bricklaying machines been commercially successful?

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