The Masonry Advisory Council (MAC) is a non-profit organization that provides support to the masonry construction industry. Since 1937 we’ve delivered ongoing collaboration through masonry education, technical literature, research, and training within the industry as a whole. Our goal is to make information accessible so you can make informed decisions for a variety of masonry construction applications. Association members and the masonry public alike can learn more through the accumulated knowledge and experience MAC has available in our extensive searchable technical library.

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MAC’s Private Walking Tour of Fulton Market

Thursday, July 22nd at 6 pm


Tour with Will

Your tour guide: Will Quam

The Fulton Market area was built up around meatpacking and warehouses in the wake of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and is an amazing showcase of Chicago’s fireproof building past. As the area has turned from meatpacking to corporate headquarters and restaurants, new buildings have been built with innovative uses of brick that both stand out and blend in to the historic district. From precast German brick, to 50cm long format Italian bricks, the West Loop and Fulton Market have the best of modern brickmaking and brickwork.

Learn about the historic cross section of brick and business, and how the brick industry has adapted to the modern glass and steel world.

Register for the Fulton Market Walking Tour >

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Convert your next building project to Masonry!

The news for some building materials is not good.

Steel and Lumber prices are soaring, if you can even get it.

Now is the time to consider converting your project to masonry.

Our Industry Experts are available to help you define the benefits of masonry construction and provide you with a Complimentary Cost Comparison that can show how you can BUILD BETTER BUILDINGS with masonry construction.

Masonry materials are locally sourced and our experienced labor crews are ready to meet your construction timelines.

Call Us Today at 847-297-6704 to get Your Complimentary Cost Comparison.

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