Kohler Mansion

Each year, the International Masonry Institute and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers offer plaster upgrade training to the membership. According to Owen Jones, Field Representative for the Wisconsin District Council, “Plaster membership has grown at a rapid pace, and there is a high demand for both new andrestoration plaster work.” Thanks to the training provided at the International Masonry Institute’s NationalTraining Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, and local training throughout Wisconsin, the design and construction industry is assured of a ready supply of trained craftworkers to perform all types of plaster construction.

Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

As Bellevue Hospital in New York City neared completion of its most recent addition, officials realized they needed to install an exceptional flooring system in the new building. In addition to housing Bellevue’s Forensic Biology Laboratory, the facility would also be home to the Kips Bay Emergency Medical Service Station for Battalion 8 of the New York City Fire Department. The expectation for heavy foot traffic meant the flooring had to be durable. At the same time, the hospital wanted to utilize a material that was both cost effective and attractive.