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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Masonry (Freemasonry)
[125] Christ dying on Calvary is for Masonry "the greatest among the apostles of Humanity, braving Roman despotism and the fanaticism and bigotry of the priesthood".
French Masonry contained principally in the official "Bulletin" and "Compte-rendu" of the Grand Orient it has been proved that all the anti-clerical measures passed in the French Parliament were decreed beforehand in the Masonic lodges and executed under the direction of the Grand Orient, whose avowed aim is to control everything and everybody in France.
Italian Masonry is of absolute and supreme necessity; and to this paramount and omnipotent necessity all minor considerations ought to yield; dissensions and disunion, in presence of this enemy of the human race are criminal".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09771a.htm   (14025 words)

  Masonry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar.
Masonry must be built upon a firm foundation (usually reinforced concrete) to avoid potential settling and cracking.
The strength of a masonry wall is not entirely dependent on the bond between the building material and the mortar; the friction between the interlocking blocks of masonry is often strong enough to provide a great deal of strength on its own.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Masonry   (2326 words)

 Mason Contractors Association of America: Why Masonry
Masonry is a building system that has survived the test of time and remains unmatched in design, quality and flexibility.
Masonry units with their great choices of sizes, colors and textures provide the design flexibility to make your new building stand out from the crowd-a unique design to be a source of pride in your community.
Masonry is often thought of as a facade or cladding material and not capable of supporting the entire structure.
www.masoncontractors.org /aboutmasonry/whymasonry/index.php   (1644 words)

Masonry is used on cornices, pediments, lintels, sills, and decorative features, as well as for wall surfaces.
Retain masonry features such as walls, brackets, railings, cornices, window surrounds, pediments, steps, and columns that are important in defining the overall character of the building.
Monitor the effects of weather on the condition of mortar and the masonry units and insure that improper water drainage is not causing deterioration.
www.staunton.va.us /default.asp?pageID=D6090932-998A-48E0-BF47-081B95DE3D51   (864 words)

 Traditional Masonry Magazine
Traditional Masonry magazine is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic masonry structures.
Traditional Masonry is a must-read for architects, specifiers, preservation agencies, restoration contractors, and everyone involved in preserving these beautiful and invaluable links to our past.
It is the goal of Traditional Masonry to uphold and build standards of quality for those who are involved in restoring and preserving America’s aging masonry structures.
www.traditionalmasonry.com   (366 words)

 Masonry in practice: Ice Palaces | Portland Cement Association (PCA)
These are large structures: the 2004 ice palace comprised 27,000 enormous blocks of ice, or “masonry” units, was 240 ft long, and had five turrets, the tallest of which was 75 ft high.
Just like conventional masonry, the mortar plays an important role in construction—accommodating the variations in the units while tying them together into a unified whole.
Masonry has a strong tradition there and continues to be a popular and viable building method.
www.cement.org /masonry/cc_ice_palaces.asp   (1045 words)

 Masonry Magazine: Cold Weather Work
Masonry construction has come a long way since the 1920s, when the late Axel Ohman was setting stone on Minneapolis' first skyscraper, the Foshay Tower.
Between given temperatures, there are options to assure the structural integrity of the masonry, but the contractor must describe his or her approach in a plan.
After your walls start going up, it is important to keep the newly laid masonry — especially grouted masonry — from freezing until the grout has reached initial set, the units have absorbed most of the water, and the related risk of freezing is diminished.
www.masonrymagazine.com /10-05/cold.html   (1682 words)

 Masonry Industry Promotion Group
Masonry played a starring role in the design of the two Central Valley high schools-recently completed at a combined total project cost of approximately $80 million.
As architects we have never done schools where masonry was such a pervasive presence in the overall design-as the dominant material both interior and exterior.
All of the major interior walls in public spaces and corridors were built with concrete block-all spurred on by the emphatic insistence of the district maintenance department.
www.masonrypromotion.com /project-focus/cv-highschool.html   (433 words)

Prior to installation of masonry work, allowing enough time for thorough setting and curing of mortar, erect sample wall panel to represent completed masonry work, including cleaning, for qualities of appearance, materials and construction.
Prevent grout or mortar or soil from staining the face of masonry to be left exposed.
If masonry cement mixed with Portland Cement is required for type S or M, add to masonry cement requirement.
designcoalition.org /orders/ecospecs/DIV04/Masonry.htm   (1747 words)

 Masonry Magazine: The Voice of the Mason Contractor
This periodical covers every aspect of the mason contractor profession —; not only equipment and techniques but topics such as building codes and standards, training the future masonry labor force, business planning, promoting your business, job interviewing, negotiation, legal issues and more.
MASONRY Magazine's content is of interest to anyone involved in masonry such as management personnel, architects, engineers, building design professionals, construction equipment manufacturers and distributors, brick and masonry dealers, researchers and educators, and allied industries concerned with masonry construction.
Masonry Magazine: winner of editorial and design awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Construction Writers Association's 2003 Robert F. Boger Award for Editorial Excellence.
www.masonrymagazine.com   (145 words)

- The Masonry Institute of America, founded in 1957 under the name of Masonry Research, is a promotion, technical and research organization established to improve and extend the uses of masonry.
The Masonry Institute of America does not engage in the practices of architectural or engineering design or construction nor does it sell masonry materials.
It is a professional, technical, and educational association dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on masonry.
www.buildingtradesdir.com /resources/material_assoc/Masonry/masonry.html   (737 words)

 Christians Beware - of Freemasonry
At the core of Masonry is the belief that it is Masons, and (not the Pope) who is the successor to the High Priest of Yahweh.
Masonry claims to not be a religion, yet in the Masonic "Bible" there appears a masonic creed.
It is referred to as "clandestine" Masonry, and is considered by the rest of Masonry to be a spurious, illegitimate imitation.
bibleprobe.com /freemasonry.htm   (12792 words)

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Hollow Masonry Unit: One whose net cross-sectional area in any plane parallel to the bearing surface is less than 75 percent of the gross.
TRADITIONAL MASONRY: Masonry in which design is based on empirical rules which control minimum thickness, lateral support requirements and height without a structural analysis.
Cavity Wall: A wall built of masonry units so arranged as to provide a continuous air space within the wall (with or without insulating material), and in which the inner and outer wythes of the wall are tied together with metal ties.
www.savvyhomeadvice.com /glossary/masonry.htm   (2566 words)

Masonry also borrowed a mystical aspect from the many mystical societies of medieval Europe, Many people were involved in these groups in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Masonry is said to take good men and make them better.
Much of the mystical secrets of Masonry are not understood by its members today; they have not joined for partaking in these secrets, but for fraternity (Spence, 175).
www.meta-religion.com /Secret_societies/Groups/Masonry/masonry.htm   (2650 words)

 American Co-Masonry - What Masonry Offers
In Masonry we find many references to something valuable which has been lost, and the never-ending search for that treasure.
They reserve their ideas of Masonry till they see how far they can square it with the other views and beliefs which they hold and they seek to apply their worldly wisdom to a wisdom which is hidden and not of this world.
Through the process which is evolution, individuals unfold their potential divine nature, called in Masonry the "perfecting of humanity" and eventually attain the stature of the perfect man.
www.co-masonry.org /language/english/resources/articles/art-3.asp   (2213 words)

Masonry evolved from the guilds of the ancient cathedral/temple builders and stands today as a fraternity promoting brotherly love (for all mankind), relief (for the distressed and destitute), and truth (in our dealings with others) and a higher moral respect and understanding of all mankind.
Masonry regards no man for the clothes he wears, the house in which he lives, the kind of car he drives, or the other luxuries he owns or uses.
Masonry played an important role in the social life of a significant number of Americans throughout the later 19th and early 2Oth centuries Most prominent members of society were also members of the Lodge, and often, Lodge events were the lion's share of what constituted entertainment in many small towns.
www.minerland.net /masonry.htm   (11323 words)

Quoting the book New World Order, it states: “Thus, Masonry is a great fellowship of men of all countries and ages who are capable of discovering in the religious teachings of all humanity, some of them crude indeed, the fundamental truth COMMON TO THEM ALL: that God is the Father of all mankind (p.
He states that there is only one god, and that one of the purposes of Masonry is to teach its initiates just who that one god is: “The true knowledge of the One Supreme Deity is given (p.
in Masonry, the ancient religious and philosophical principles still survive.” Thus, we have one great mason saying that pagan rites and ceremonies are believed in masonry.
www.wingtv.net /masonry.html   (2702 words)

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In their number there may be not a few who, though they are wrong in giving their names to these societies, yet are neither guilty of their crimes nor aware of the final goal which they strive to reach.
The ranks of Masonry have been and are distinguished by many of the outstanding religious leaders of America.
Nor is it a secret that Masonry helped to preserve it in the darkest age of the church when infidelity sought to destroy it.
www.cs.rutgers.edu /pub/soc.religion.christian/others/masonry   (12294 words)

The uses of brick and concrete block are explained, along with basic techniques for mixing mortar and laying masonry units.
The processes used in placing masonry units are covered in detail, including layout and setup, spreading mortar, cutting brick and block, laying to the line, making corners, tooling joints, patching, and cleanup.
Procedures for inspection and testing of masonry materials and finished masonry construction are presented.
www.prenhall.com /crafttraining/masonry.html   (795 words)

 The Masonry Society Nominees for 2004
Melander’s leadership skills have been evident in the numerous masonry related organizations in which he serves, and as the Vice Chairman of the ASTM C-12 Committee and chairman of the General Requirements Subcommittee of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, and a member of ACI and CSI.
In addition, Hunsicker has served on ASTM Committees C-12 (Mortar) and C-15 (Masonry Units), and is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, CSI, and the British Masonry Society.
Painter is past president of the Masonry Association of Florida (MAF), as well as, the Board Trustee of the North Central Florida Chapter.
www.masonrysociety.org /html/events/news/Nominations-2004.htm   (1643 words)

 Freemasonry is a Non-Christian Occult Religion
Historically, Masonry has had a strong unifying effect on the American fl community.
Masonry has at least 33 degrees (the lowest is level 1).
The British Methodist Church condemned Masonry at its General Assembly in 1985.
www.godonthe.net /cme/links/masons.htm   (578 words)

 Masonry and Masonry Mortars | Portland Cement Association (PCA)
Masonry combines beautiful design possibilities with versatility and value, durability and low maintenance, in any size, style, or climate.
Hydraulic cements, including portland, masonry, plastic, and blended cements, are readily available throughout the country.
If you need help locating cements for masonry projects, use this searchable database to identify sales offices serving particular locations.
www.cement.org /masonry   (242 words)

 Masonry Construction Program
The Masonry Construction Program at SUN Area Career and Technology Center prepares graduates for job entry skills with intense education in Brick/Block, Concrete, Stone, Tile and Stucco Masonry.
The Masonry Construction Program offers all qualified students co-op release in the third quarter and offers the opportunity to advance into post-secondary education into building construction management, vocational instructor, estimator, draftsperson or architectural design.
Fact: Masonry is multi-diversified: laborers, craftsman, estimators, contractors, tilesetters, plasterers, bricklayers, blocklayers, stone masons, concrete masons, horticultural landscaping, and sales to mention a few that pay high wages.
www.sun-tech.org /careers/masonry/default.htm   (403 words)

 Complete Building Envelope Solutions
The integrity of masonry structures can be compromised by factors such as deteriorated mortar joints and cracked bricks.
These problems are caused by stress buildup in masonry façades, water penetration within and behind masonry walls, original construction defects and a host of other issues.
Other solutions include installation of pins that tie masonry façades to structural backup, installation of thru-wall flashing and cleaning of masonry facades.
www.structural.net /masonry/index.html   (121 words)

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