Jennifer Morrell

Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.

150 articles by Jennifer Morrell:

safety

Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat

It sounds like a no-brainer, but staying cool and hydrated isn’t only a way to be more comfortable; it’s a way to stay alive. Full story

safety

The Common Sense of Safety

The Common Sense of Safety

The argument for the safety benefits of building with masonry was one of the points of this afternoon’s All Things Considered on NRP, hosted by Robert Siegel. Full story

masonry

Lafarge’s Rock Quarry and Aggregate Lab

Lafarge’s Rock Quarry and Aggregate Lab

Recently, I toured Lafarge’s Cumming, Ga., 500-acre rock quarry and Aggregate Lab, which has been in operation since the 1970s. Full story

masonry

Relationships

Relationships

Think about the positive relationships in your life, and you probably will agree that a strong relationship can be quite powerful. Full story

masonry

Indiana Limestone: A Natural Wonder

Indiana Limestone: A Natural Wonder

How and why calcium carbonate, deposited over millions of years as marine fossils decomposed at the bottom of the sea, play a role in American architecture. Full story

masonry

Share Your Experience

Share Your Experience

As is true with any profession, important lessons can come from others’ experiences, whether those experiences were successful or not. Full story

mcaa

Socializing

Socializing

The Masonry staff bought in to the idea of having a website to support our magazine early on. This year, our staff has issued a full-court press on social media. Full story

masonry

Rebuilding

Rebuilding

In Fall 2009, my Georgia Bulldogs had a less-than-stellar season. In the Southeastern Conference, our 8-5 record wasn’t cutting it. Full story

Convention

Welcome to Our World

Welcome to Our World

World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2011 is upon us, so we’ll be packing our bags and heading out West for a week of learning and networking with our colleagues, old and new. Full story

masonry

LEEDing the Way

LEEDing the Way

Having just returned from the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, I am energized and motivated about all things green. Full story

industry news

Great Things

Great Things

If you’re like me, campaigning will just about drive you crazy. So I thought I’d bring to the forefront a few “great things” that can shed some positivity. Full story

masonry

Living Outdoors

Living Outdoors

Putting your skills to work in the hardscaping arena can open doors for future business as we muddle through another tough economic year. Full story

masonry

Finally, Fall…

Finally, Fall…

Do you think sorting through the ever-changing sea of masonry codes and standards can be a daunting task? If so, you aren’t alone. Full story

safety

The Business of Incorporating Safety

The Business of Incorporating Safety

Safety training, the use of fall protection, and the incorporation of hazard communication are paramount on the jobsite. Experts discuss how they incorporate safety. Full story

masonry

The Guessing Game

The Guessing Game

I often am asked my opinion on our industry in regard to the economy, the remainder of 2010, and the whole of 2011. The trouble there is just that – it’s my opinion. Full story

masonry

Six Down, Six to Go

Six Down, Six to Go

Well, folks,we made it half-way through 2010 and, for many of you, it hasn’t been easy. Full story

industry news

Little by Little

Little by Little

The Masonry staff attended the CSI/CONSTRUCT show where we heard a mixed bag of predictions regarding when the industry may rebound. Full story

legislative

MCAA Legislative Conference 2010

MCAA Legislative Conference 2010

Members of the MCAA converged on Washington, D.C., in mid-may to get front and center with the politicians who make the decisions that most affect our industry. Full story

masonry

The Discriminating Plank Buyer

The Discriminating Plank Buyer

As a mason contractor, it’s important to be an informed and defensive buyer. This rings true for every piece of equipment on your jobsite, including planks. Full story

safety

Eye on Safety

Eye on Safety

Times are tough, and everyone seems to be looking for ways to cut corners and save money. So what would you do if you were slapped with a fine totally nearly $200,000? Full story



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