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John Chrysler's efforts assure that masonry construction remains a preferred building material.

Chrysler's influence goes beyond the jobsite and committee room. He has participated in developing a host of publications that provide practical classroom information for both masons and designers. His works include the “Masonry Design Manual, 4th ed.,” “Reinforced Grouted Brick Masonry,” “Reinforced Concrete Masonry Construction Inspectors Handbook,” “Masonry Inspector's Workbook,” and “Informational Guide to Grouting Masonry.”

His work is far from over. In addition to his effort to promote special inspection, code reviews, and training, Chrysler plans to extend his effort by expanding his group's work with block producers. His goal is to refine the cooperative effort that now exists in this area and try to extend it.