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Have you ever had someone or something encroach on your personal space so badly that you wanted to scream “Back Off!”? So how close is too close?
When my daughters were in high school, they went to a school that had a “Six Inch Rule”. Boys and girls had a 6” rule of separation. Now, as most of you fathers of daughters know, six inches is simply not enough!
A distance that can be critical for a masonry contractor is the distance from which masonry should be viewed to determine its acceptability. If we have reached the point of trying to view the masonry from a certain distance, we already have a problem.
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What can I do about congestion? The short answer is take an anti-histamine and call your doctor. Oh, not that type of congestion! That’s a sinus problem and all in your head anyway!
Congestion in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall creates frustration and aggravation for the mason. This leads to lower productivity and the possibility of mistakes by actions or omissions. Add it all together and you have created the potential for a less than expected quality product.
“Congested” is defined as something being too full or overcrowded. There are several ways that CMU wall can suffer from congestion. The main contributors to the clutter in the CMU wall are the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades. Masonry is the only one of the three major wall types that is expected to accommodate their “stuff” as we build the wall. Wood and stud walls are built and then the MEP folks do their rough install. On the other hand, we (masonry) are expected to install piping, boxes, conduit, holes for duct work, etc. the accumulation of these things created congestion.
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The categories for the 2017 Masonry Excellence Awards Program will follow the same format as last year, as part of our partnership with the AIA of Florida, we are awarding honors in three main categories:
An overall winner from each of the main categories, as well as one Project of the Year will be featured in a supplemental publication going to all 4400 AIA Florida member architects in the state.
Deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Please submit your entry online at: www.masonryawards.com
If you have questions, please contact Masonry Excellence Awards Chairman Chris Bettinger email@example.com or MAF Marketing Director, Deb Bartolucci firstname.lastname@example.org.
FL DEPT OF CORRECTION VOCATIONAL TEACHER MASONRY
By Don Beers, PE
Your family deserves a safer, longer-lasting home that saves you money! The energy eﬃciency of concrete masonry is one of the reasons it has remained
the predominate building material in Florida for the past 70 years. Thermal Mass is
the secret behind its energy saving attributes.
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By Don Beers, PE.
There are things I always wanted to know about masonry and energy, but could never find the answer.
For instance, what do you really save when you insulate the exterior walls of a typical Florida home?
Masonry Thermal Mass Research sponsored by MAF & NCMA.
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We recently acquired a project that has brick veneer over CMU. The plans do not show any expansion joints and the specifications do not mention anything about locations. The GC told us to put them where we thought they should be located.
What should I do?
First, check your bid form scope of work and contract to make sure someone did not slip into your paperwork. this is design criteria and not your responsibility.
I do not have a “Gibbs List of rules”, but if I did, this rule would be close to the top, if not #1! Put it in writing! This is a classic opportunity to send to the GC a request for information
(rFi). i have even had CM’s and GC’s complain that if I put it in writing, then they will “Have to” respond.
Well, “Duh”, isn’t that the point?
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