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Fire Station #45 The West Sacramento Fire Station #45 was completed in 2007 by Townsend & Schmidt Masonry. Read More ...
Fire Station The beautiful San Manuel Fire Station of Highland, CA Read More ...
Verona A residential Apartment Complex with custom finished block, planter, and site walls with a pre-cast capping. Read More ...
Alameda Cinema This very large CMU structure had some special challenges for Pacific Masonry including working with tight accesses on a down town city street, CMU walls in excess of 50 foot from grade and numerous levels of extensive integrated structural steel elements. Read More ...
Galen Center The University of Southern California's Galen Event Center on the Los Angeles campus features seven sculptures that, at 46-ft 8-in. high x 11-ft 8-in. wide, are among the world's largest brick murals. Read More ...
USC Stairs Outside and stairs view of the University of California's Galen Center by Masonry Concepts, Inc.  Read More ...
Golf Clubhouse The Indian Wells Golf Clubhouse was selected as the winner in the Commercial category in Masonry Construction’s “Project of the Year” contest (2008 Best Commercial Project of the Year).  Read More ...
Hollywood Museum Madame Tussauds Hollywood Museum incorporates concrete masonry to extend its versatility and practicality, helping to broaden the definition of sustainability to include, economy, environment, and architecture. Read More ...


Silica Resource Center

Effective September 23, 2017, Cal/OSHA enforcement of new Section 1523.3 Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica to Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4 commenced for the Construction industry. MCAC is a member of the California Construction Silica Coalition and has been involved with the silica issue since the 2008 dry cutting standard. MCAC is also a member of the national mason contractors association, MCAA, that is working on silica at the federal level. Visit our Silica Resource Center to take advantage of the tools your state and national associations are offering to assist your silica compliance.

Member-Only Access: MCAC members must Login to access the Silica Resource Center. Contact the MCAC office at (916) 966-7666 or Julie Trost | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Elouise Schultz | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need your Login and Password.

Who is MCAC?

Established as the first and only statewide mason contractors association, the Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc. (MCAC) was formally incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) corporation on April 1, 1963 as the California Conference of Mason Contractor Associations, Inc. (CCMCA). Originally formed to give California mason contractors a greater voice in labor negotiations, MCAC expanded to become an organization representing both open-shop and signatory mason contractors of all sizes and specialties on a variety of issues related to the trade. In 2011, the association restructured and took on its new identity as the MCAC to more accurately reflect its member makeup from a regional presence to more individualized participation. Today, MCAC is comprised of mason contractors as well as suppliers with ties to the masonry industry. The Association is headquartered in the state capital of Sacramento, CA.

What Does MCAC Do?

MCAC is designed to enhance opportunities and services to mason contractors through the exchange of ideas and resources. This exchange is founded upon the principals of information sharing and peer-to-peer networking not only between contractors and suppliers but also among related trade groups with shared interests.

What Relationships Does MCAC Have with Other Industry Trade Organizations and State Government?

MCAC is the conduit that all mason contractors can use to voice their needs to other industry organizations and state government leaders.

MCAC represents its members in related organizations to increase member visibility and recognition of the masonry industry. These affiliations create a greater presence for the masonry industry overall and a louder voice before our state decision-makers.


Public Works Contractor Registration

Contractors and subcontractors must register with DIR in order to bid on public works projects as of March 1, 2015, or be awarded a public works project as of April 1, 2015. Registration with DIR costs $300 and covers the fiscal year (July 1–June 30th). Credit card payments can be processed within 24 hours, while other forms of payment may delay registration for up to eight weeks.

Online Contractor Registration and Renewal
User Guide
Training Video

To learn more about Public Works Contractor Registration, please read the Public Works Reforms (SB 854) fact sheet and the frequently asked questions.

Online Contractor Registration and Renewal





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The California Legislature introduced over 2980 bills in the first half of the 2017-2018 session. The Attached PDF by Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP includes summaries of some of the more important bills affecting contractors in their roles as contractors, effective January 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted. Not addressed here are many other bills that will affect contractors in their other roles as businesses, taxpayers, and employers. Each of the summaries is brief, focusing on what is most important to contractors, while not mentioning additional, less important provisions. Each summary’s title is a live link to the full text of the referenced bill, for those wanting to know in detail the provisions of the new law.

Buy Clean California Act—Requiring “Green” Materials Purchasing—Coming in 2019, AB 262 (Bonta D)



California State of the Masonry Industry Report
October 2016 - Created by Julie Trost, Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc. (MCAC)


At least, 4 masonry industry organizations. Others include signatory bargaining groups like the Northern California Mason Contractors Association (NCMCA) and the Mason Contractors Exchange of Southern California (MCESC). MCAC (Mason Contractors Assn of California) = Legislative and regulatory advocate and information resource for mason contractors and suppliers with an open membership. LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY ADVOCATE AND “411” CENTER CMACN (Concrete Masonry Assn of California and Nevada) = Publisher and promoter of masonry features and benefits to the construction customer community with a manufacturer membership. MARKETING/PROMOTION MIA (Masonry Institute of America)...


BIM-M announces the availability of a new report titled "BIM Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors". Developed by mason contractors for mason contractors under the direction of BIM-M project consultant Fred Kinateder, the Guide addresses 6 key issues every mason contractor needs to know:

1. Why BIM is important to the mason contractor
2. How to get started in BIM
3. What a BIM Execution Plan is and how to develop one
4. Examples of software being used by mason contractors to work in the BIM environment
5. Deliverables that provide a return on investment for contractors that are willing to invest the time and resources
6. Where to go for educational opportunities for modeling with the appropriate software

The Guide is FREE! Download it from the MCAC website or visit Read More...

Description: Inner Access Decks (Hatch Decks)– A platform unit designed and constructed to carry at least one person and allow access from the scaffold level below by opening a hatch embedded in the deck. Inner Access Decks are equipped with end hooks that engage the scaffold bearer, a hatch for access and may contain an integrated ladder. Inner Access Decks are generally rated for uniformly distributed loads.

Items that should be considered when using this checklist as a tool for making purchasing decisions.

• Ultimately, the purchasing decision comes down to the purchaser. This list is not intended to be used as a “Pass/Fail”, but rather to arm plank purchasers with an aid in the decision making process.
• Inner Access Decks covered in this list are those intended for spans of 10’ or less. For solid sawn wood planks or engineered wood planks, refer to the appropriate SAIA purchasing guidelines.
• Only those items that are listed in bold...


The Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold: Inspection, Maintenance, and Use Tip Sheet

The most common type of rolling tower/mobile scaffold is simply a single bay supported scaffold tower with casters. Mobile scaffolds may be constructed using tube and coupler scaffold, fabricated frame scaffold or modular type scaffold. As with any supported scaffold, however, it can be configured in many different ways. This tip sheet highlights some of the key items to keep in mind when inspecting, erecting, maintaining, and using mobile scaffold.

Definition of rolling tower/mobile scaffold: A powered or unpowered portable, caster-or wheel-mounted supported scaffold.

Worksite Inspection
Users of rolling tower scaffold must walk around the area in which they will work to remove any materials that may be a hazard to workers as the scaffolds are introduced onto the site. Particular care must be made to note floor hazards such construction debris, holes in the floor, etc....


Member News

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Ad Space for 2018/19 Membership Roster Now Available

Advertising in the MCAC Membership Roster provides your company with direct, cost-effective exposure before key decision makers in approximately 100 mason contractor companies and affiliated industry suppliers and organizations. Your advertisement is also a great show of support for California’s masonry industry.

View MCAC Membership Roster Opportunities              


Scaffold user waiver forms now available *online exclusively to MCAC members.  The forms are designed to provide mason contractors with protection when faced with the common situation of other trades using the mason contractor’s scaffolding.

*Member login required to access forms.

Once you have logged in as a Member you will see the form links on the home page in the "MEMBERS NEWS" section. The forms will open in a new window which you can save to your computer.                  



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Top 10 Sponsors

Mason Contractors Association of California (MCAC) Would Like to Give Special Acknowledgement to Our Top 10 Sponsors of 2017!

Masonry Advisory and Technical Institute

John Jackson Masonry

Masonry Institute of America (MIA)

Masonry Concepts, Inc.

RCP Block & Brick

Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.

Angelus Block Co., Inc.

Kretschmar & Smith, Inc.

Saint Moore Insurance Agency

Winegardner Masonry, Inc.

Your Generous Contributions Continue to Support the MCAC Mission to Inform, Represent, Protect and Promote the Masonry Industry and Its People.

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