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Steven Fechino

Steven Fechino is engineering and construction manager with Mortar Net Solutions, makers of TotalFlash and BlockFlash. For more information, call 800-664-6638, or visit www.mortarnet.com.

16 articles by Steven Fechino:

careers

Teaching Our Craft, One Student At a Time

Teaching Our Craft, One Student At a Time

Nearly 30 years ago, the National Masonry Instructors Association (NMIA) was formed to unify the masonry instructors across the country with up to date industry training standards. Full story

masonry

Weeps: Getting the Water Out

Weeps: Getting the Water Out

Drainage in a masonry cavity wall is something we deal with each and every day as we construct our walls. But drainage can be complicated. Full story

technical

Differences Between Rainscreen Walls and Cavity Walls

Differences Between Rainscreen Walls and Cavity Walls

Rainscreens can be designed with products and configurations that assist in creating both pressure-equalized and non-equalized or drained/back ventilated systems. Full story

masonry

Navigating Adhered Masonry Veneer

Navigating Adhered Masonry Veneer

An adhered masonry veneer is a cost-effective way for a home owner or commercial property owner to keep the appearance of masonry in the façade. Full story

technical

Water in the Walls

Water in the Walls

When a discussion begins regarding cavity wall drainage, flashing or adhered veneer drainage, most of the time it begins with the saying, “Masonry leaks.” Full story

masonry

Choosing the right anchor for the job

Choosing the right anchor for the job

A look at what anchors work, some we may not have considered, what’s new, and what should no longer be used. Full story

masonry

Adding drainage to stone veneers and adhered masonry

Adding drainage to stone veneers and adhered masonry

Cultured stone has been around for a long time, and many of us have become quite proficient in installing the “lick-and-stick” products as part of an adhered veneer wall. Full story

masonry

Flashing: Taking the time to make a difference

education

Book smart masons

Book smart masons

Education within the masonry industry will continue to evolve as new products, equipment and designs create the need for updated training. Full story

masonry

Finding your guy: Managing quality with your projects

Finding your guy: Managing quality with your projects

With all the changes contractors must become experts on, the key to success hinges on every contractor having that one guy who will pull him through the project. Full story

technical

Insulation and the 2012 Energy Code

Insulation and the 2012 Energy Code

The energy code is important to all of us, because it is a positive step in the country’s reduction of energy consumption through design and construction. Full story

masonry

Patching: Extending the life of masonry

Patching: Extending the life of masonry

Patching of masonry materials during a new construction project is typically a line item that was not planned during the estimating phase of the project. Full story

masonry

Rules never to be broken

Rules never to be broken

The masonry industry is a proud group. As with all things, masonry has rules that will and will not change over time. Full story

masonry

Seeing is understanding

Seeing is understanding

People with an interest in masonry often need help understanding new technologies, old traditions and why the architect even drew such a thing. Full story

masonry

Bring on the Rain

Bring on the Rain

Moisture management: We all know the term, and we all know the processes and materials. But do we know if we are actually installing our work correctly? Full story

masonry

Masonry Walls Flashed Before Your Eyes

Masonry Walls Flashed Before Your Eyes

The economic downfall is not directly related to how we individually run our businesses. It does, however, create opportunities for our businesses to be operated differently. Full story



 

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