Masonry Construction

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An Incredible Catalan Vault

A highly skilled mason shows how it’s possible to build a complex brick vault without using falsework.  More

Meet SAM, the Bricklaying Robot
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Meet SAM, the Bricklaying Robot

This robotic construction technology is impressive and threatening at the same time.  More

Hart Quick-Tatch Trowels
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Hart Quick-Tatch Trowels

Hart’s Quick-Tatch trowel system consists of a detachable handle that slides on... More

Product Watch: Mixing Paddle
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Product Watch: Mixing Paddle

The task of mixing usually rolls down to the least experienced person on site, but... More

Product Watch: Rebar-Resistant Masonry Bit
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Product Watch: Rebar-Resistant Masonry Bit

Nothing destroys masonry bits like rebar. One solution may be the new SpeedHammer... More

A Full Day's Work in One Hour
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A Full Day's Work in One Hour

Ray Robinson, Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 winner More

Arcus Contoured Masonry Blade
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Arcus Contoured Masonry Blade

Thanks to its unique saucerlike shape, the 7-inch Contoured Masonry Blade by Arcus... More

Product Watch: Marshalltown DURAdjust Brick Trowel
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Product Watch: Marshalltown DURAdjust Brick Trowel

Marshalltown's new DURAdjust brick trowel has a dial that lets the user adjust the... Moreeaxyawrztaccvtaxfraexavutudzyvawd

Rock Star
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Rock Star

Josh Wiener carves a living out of stone–literally. As a second-generation... More

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Cadillac Pump Jacks

If you're tired of fighting with your rusty old pump jacks or trying to squeeze one more job out of those twisted, chewed-up double 2x4 poles, consider upgrading to one of the state-of-the-art aluminum scaffolds made by Alum-A-Pole or Qual-Craft Industries. Your crews will be faster, safer, and happier working from one of these systems, which we put to work with Rosewood Construction, one of Boulder Colorado's leading custom builders. More

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