Welcome to the Masonry Association of Florida
The Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) is a non-profit trade organization that represents the masonry industry, specifically contractors in the state of Florida. One of our key initiatives is to provide education and resources to the masonry industry and public, including architects, engineers, contractors, building officials and building owners, to educate them on the benefits of building with masonry and to help them build safe and durable masonry structures in high-wind and hurricane-prone areas.
The Masonry Association of Florida is committed to promoting the use of masonry as a safe and durable building material in Florida. Through its free resources, the organization aims to educate the design and construction community on best practices for masonry construction, and to provide the tools necessary to ensure that masonry structures can withstand the severe weather conditions that are common in the state.
IN THE NEWS
2023 Masonry Excellence
Brick, Block & Beers Episode II Masonry Innovation
Brick, Block & Beers is back with a fantastic episode on Masonry Innovations in Robotics!
Join us as we delve into the captivating world of construction technology with a very special guest, Dan McKrill, one of the principals behind FBR and the groundbreaking Hadrian X machine.
In this episode, we sit down with Dan McKrill, to explore how this revolutionary robotic system is reshaping the way we build with masonry. We'll uncover the story behind the creation of the awe-inspiring Hadrian X, a state-of-the-art construction robot capable of autonomously laying block with unrivaled speed and precision. Discover how the Hadrian X is transforming traditional masonry practices, allowing for faster construction, reduced costs, and unparalleled quality control. We'll dive into the engineering marvels behind the machine, the software algorithms that drive its efficiency, and the real-world projects where it has already left an indelible mark.
Masonry Apprentice Programs
Check Out a Career in Masonry!
Masonry Apprenticeship Programs are an industry-sponsored, high-quality career pathway helping to develop and prepare the future masonry construction workforce in Florida. Individuals train in an earn-while-you-learn format, with classroom instruction, hands-on experience and a portable, nationally-recognized credential, all in a FREE 3-year program.
Masonry & Engineering Help Desk
Don Beers, PE
MAF Staff Structural Engineer
Don Beers, PE, GC is currently the staff engineer for the Masonry Association of Florida (since 2009) and President of Adrian Engineering, Inc. Previous to 2009 Don acted as Engineering Services Manager with Rinker Materials for 29 years. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Civil and Structural Engineering and is a licensed engineer and general contractor in Florida.
Jerry Painter, FASTM
MAF Staff Masonry Consultant
Jerry Painter, is the current President of Painter Masonry, Inc and is the Principle of Jerry Painter Masonry Consulting, LLC. He serves on the Board of the Masonry Association of Florida and is the Past Chairman of MAF.