July Brick Clicks

Brick Clicks - Industry News for Masonry and Hardscapes

AIA Seattle releases their 2016 Annual Report discussing the impact of opening of the new Center for Architecture and Design and the new program emphasis on urban housing, sustainability, and healthy building materials.

   

The Oregon Landscape Contractors Association Portland Regional Chapter Landscape Awards Program recognizes the outstanding work of OLCA members.

   

Part of Cultured Stone’s Pro-Fit line, the new Modera line is a practical way to achieve a custom contemporary look with straight edges and a clean finish.

   

Herbert Sloane, Chief Architect at Owens Corning, describes that in order for a masonry wall system to work properly, “all the performance attributes for the wall have to be taken into consideration.”

   

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Flashing” on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10:00 AM CDT. Darrell McMillian will present a broad discussion of flashing including installation methods, common issues, and how to avoid problems.

   

 We are still looking for teams for the PNW Regional Installer Championship. And HNA is taking design award entries through September.

   

ICPI has updated Tech Specs #2 and #19.

   

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Basic Masonry Estimating” on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT.

   

McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first.

   

Starting and running a successful business is always a challenge, but especially in the current economy, costly mistakes are even more devastating. Mark Bradley of TBG Landscape knows first-hand the pitfalls of starting and running a landscape contractor business.

   

Seventy-three percent of the 218 segmental concrete pavement contractors who responded to the 2017 ICPI Contractor Industry Survey said recruiting/hiring quality employees was one of their greatest challenges.

   

We had a wet winter which is leading to more efflorescnce on our products. Did you know EaCo Chem has an online Learning Center to help you find the right cleaners. It also includes printable literature for you to reference.