• Attendees learned how to construct a masonry heater and outdoor pizza oven at the Masonry Heater Showcase.

    Credit: World of Concrete Exhibitions

    Attendees learned how to construct a masonry heater and outdoor pizza oven at the Masonry Heater Showcase.

The Masonry Heater Association of North America (MHA) returned to World of Concrete for its fourth year. MHA members expanded its display of wood-burning appliance construction. Attendees saw how to construct a masonry heater and outdoor pizza oven—from layout through firing.

Masonry heaters are old world heating units using new wood-burning technology. “Homeowners looking to reduce pollutants and wood usage are purchasing masonry heaters in increasing numbers,” says Richard Smith, MHA’s executive director.

New this year at WOC, MHA volunteer members showed a wood-fired outdoor pizza oven. “Outdoor pizza ovens are becoming very popular and can be easily built by mason contractors,” says Smith.

The World of Concrete is only one of the educational and training activities MHA members conduct each year. To learn more about the MHA training programs, visit their website.