Restore Masonry was honored to receive the BAC Craft Award for Best Restoration Project for the masonry work at Lane Tech High School. This nationwide award has been distributed by the Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers since 1986 and has saluted Local Unions/workers for excellence in the trowel trades and for distinguished service to their Local Unions and communities. The massive restoration project at Lane Tech brought together the union’s top bricklayers, tuckpointers and laborers to complete the impressive scope of work. Over 1 million new brick we installed, 163,000 square feet of grinding and tuckpointing occurred and 34,000 square feet of masonry buttresses were demoed and rebuilt. Equally impressive was the 15,000 pieces of terra cotta that were removed, inventoried and either reinstalled or replaced with new cast stone. The entire project was completed on time with zero lost-time hours recorded, all while the building was fully occupied with students, teachers and staff.