September Brick Clicks

Brick Clicks - Industry News for Masonry and Hardscapes

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Portland has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leadership and a willingness to innovate.

   

Vancouver Bay architectural slabs are popular in modern commercial design and upscale backyard outdoor living projects.

   

On Saturday, August 19th we held the second Hardscape North America (HNA) Pacific Northwest Regional Qualifier at our paver plant in Lacey, Washington.

   

Design and public health professionals have recently joined together in a call to action to create healthier, more walkable communities and places.

   

Building codes are a strange combination of perceived confliction. In one respect they are constantly changing, forcing the collective construction industry to re-educate themselves under the new provisions every three years. This process is expensive and frustrating, leading to descriptors such as ‘change for change sake’.

   

Webinar will review the design assumptions for strength design and look at strength design in beams, bearing walls, and shear walls.

   

Porcelain pavers’ light weight, strength and beauty have taken them far in just a few years.

Mutual Materials‘s insight:

Mutual is carrying a line of porcelain pavers from Atlas Concorde.

   

By now, virtually every mason contractor knows about the challenges of attracting and retaining qualified workers. So what are they going to do about it?

   

Back by popular demand, show organizers have planned an information-packed schedule of free Contractor Briefing sessions to be held during the 2017 Hardscape North America. Topics will include OSHA and Silica, as well as a wide range of profit-boosting tips from recognized industry experts.

   

Through “integrated site design,” sustainable residential landscape architecture practices can improve water and energy efficiency.

   

Roman Cypresshas a natural, weathered variation on CypressStsone. It’s a popular style for retaining wall systems today.