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MCAA Media Kit 2023

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing masonry business owners. For over 70 years, the MCAA has dedicated its resources to supporting and informing the masonry industry.

Masonry Strong

Masonry is beneficial in many ways, and MASONRY STRONG's resources show that the material is more resilient and efficient overall. With guaranteed resiliency and efficiency, masonry creates a building resistant to common disasters and gets completed in...

Editorial Calendar 2023

American Treasure - Business Management Building More Business Building Contractor Tip of the Month Estimating Fechino Files Foreman On the Level

Mason Contractors

NETWORKING It’s not just who you know, it’s who they know. Build deep industry relationships with the most connected professionals across the nation. CREDIBILITY Demonstrate your company’s commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, ability to stay up

How Formal Water Features Can Elevate Any Outdoor Living Design

Formal water features have historically been an underdeveloped element of the outdoor living industry – but as homeowner’s priorities shift, it’s essential contractors gain experience and add water elements to their product offering.

The Environmental Attributes of Bricks

The Cast Stone Institute recognizes that, because cast stone is not included, many times, in the training of specifiers or masons, confusion about the product's properties as well as the appropriate construction practices exists.

Building the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen for Any Budget

Investment in outdoor living increased dramatically over the course of the pandemic. Spending more time at home prompted homeowners to create additional areas for rest, relaxation, and work or pushed them to start on that outdoor project they’ve been

Cost Savings & Availability Make Concrete Masonry Ideal for Demanding Building Applications

Building the 2nd floor of your home with concrete block has several important advantages over wood construction – advantages that save you money and most importantly provide a safer home for your family. Concrete block construction is the best choice for

Embarking on the Masonry Career Path

The work of a mason is an art made for those who have a passion for craftsmanship and an interest in seeing their work withstand potential adversities throughout the future.

Differentiating Yourself Through Quality Design

Whether you consider yourself a designer or not, the bulk of our work in the outdoor living industry focuses on the design and how it translates to our clients.

Fire Resiliency And Hollow Clay Masonry

A much admired, revered, and historically significant cathedral made world news on April 15, 2019, when it caught fire, and the world watched as flames raced up the wooden steeple, eventually engulfing the entire roof structure, but Notre Dame

Mastering Natural Stone Selection Despite Nearly Limitless Design Options

Natural stone has long been regarded as the premier choice for durability, ease of maintenance, and timeless design. Now armed with cutting-edge technologies, natural stone suppliers offer numerous capabilities for achieving the design intent.

The Skilled Trowel

Have you ever watch someone try to spread mortar who has never used a trowel or has little experience in the use of a trowel? The mortar usually falls off the blade of the trowel onto the ground and if they manage to get the mortar on the unit...

Preparing Future Leaders: A Q&A

Leadership, defining an attractive quality in a potential employee or candidate, is often hard to come by — which means it is also a highly valuable trait to an employer.

The Water Resiliency Of Masonry

When building a structure, it is important to consider the resiliency of the materials to water damage. Florida, and many other states, experience a lot of rain, leading to issues of staining, mold, and mildew.

Game Changer NCMCA Workforce Development and Training Coordinator: Ryan Shaver

Despite the annual looming threat of increasingly severe weather across the country, Americans are more ill-prepared than ever to rebuild after a devastating ecological event.

Keeping our Trade Strong

A quick search of “workforce development” on Google will yield more than 62 million results in less than a quarter of a second. Pretty much everything has been said, written and done before.

Ballistic Resilience

It appears that there still is a need for ballistic resilient construction as long as some members of the human race feel compelled to express themselves through violence.

Thinking Beyond Exteriors: How Masonry Interiors Create More Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

It has been nearly two decades since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first unveiled the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in 2000.

Masonry Strong: Architect

Masonry is not only predominately aesthetic, but creates a building fit for any potential adversity. MASONRY STRONG's resources highlight the benefits of masonry for your next project.

Masonry Strong: Owner

Masonry for Owners Masonry is the best choice in many ways, such as increasing resale value while ultimately saving on sustainability.

Masonry Strong: Workforce

Masonry for Owners Masonry is the best choice in many ways, such as increasing resale value while ultimately saving on sustainability.

Safety Advantage Awards

MCAA SAFETY ADVANTAGE AWARDS Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, or simple ignorance.