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Case Study: Southlake DPS North Training Center

The DPS North Training Center in Southlake, Texas, is an opulent masonry structure that helps continue the town’s mission of reducing crime and increasing public safety. In 1997, the City of Southlake, Texas, established the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) as a resource for reducing crime, increasing public safety and improving quality of life […]

Building a Custom Memorial Site in Record Time

Building a custom memorial site  in record time to honoring the memory of a fallen Florida officer. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine had been with the Orange County, Fla., sheriff’s office for two years when he responded to a call of multi-car break-ins on Feb. 10, 2014. Officer Pine was shot and killed by the suspected […]

U.S. House Approves Concrete Masonry Check-Off Program

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2015 by a vote of 355 to 38. The legislation provides authorization for the concrete masonry industry to pursue the creation of an industry-wide commodity “Check-Off Program.” These types of programs have enabled other industries – […]

‘Best in Class’ Intermediate School 230Q Annex

BIA Award Winner decoratively uses contextually appropriate new clay brick. Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association (BIA) has sponsored one of the country’s most prestigious architectural award programs – the Brick in Architecture Awards. As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in the clay brick industry. The Brick […]

Differentiating Anchoring Systems for Brick Veneer Walls

Since anchoring systems for brick veneer walls do not all function alike, some basic types of anchors and their functionalities are outlined.  By Jeremy Douglas Anchoring systems for brick veneer walls come in a multitude of shapes and styles, but it is important to recognize that they do not all function alike. Various types of […]

Time Management Form for Mason Contractors

As mason contractors, time does not seem to be on our side. How often do you finish a job with time to spare? Never? This time management form for mason contractors can help you. By Steven Fechino When it comes to computing billings that have bid tasks and extra tasks in the same invoice, it [...]
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