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March 2017

Allan Block Contractor Certification Class

Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Fizzano Brothers - Trevose Location

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February 2017

Warranty and Code Compliance review for Manufactured Stone Veneer Seminar

Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Fizzano Brothers - Trevose Location

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April 2016

Fizzano Bros. Masonry Seminar

Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Crowne Plaza 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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February 2016

Fizzano Bros. Information Session(Cultured StoneĀ® by BORAL, ADVANCED BUILDING PRODUCTS, INSTONE)

Tuesday February 23, 2016 1st Session: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 2nd Session: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Fizzano Brothers: 1776 Chester Pike Crum Lynne, PA 19022

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April 2015

Fizzano Bros. Masonry Seminar AIA CES

Wednesday April 8,2015 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Crown Plaza: 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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March 2015

AB Contractor Certification Training

The class will introduce you to the Allan Block product line and teach the advantages of segmental retaining walls. Cost includes professional hands-on training, all training materials and lunch. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes for participation in the hands-on session.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:30 AM- 3:00 PM at Fizzano Brothers - Crum Lynne Location

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November 2014

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 24
Rebuild, Renew, Replace Retaining Walls
There are many ways to solve a site problem, but usually there are only a few that really make the most economical or logistical sense. Gathering the right site and design information is critical if you want to make the right design decision.Read More...

October 2014

SEK-Surebond Counter Day!

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn more about SEK-Surebond Hardscape Accessories featuring Snap Edge, Low Profile Edge Restraint, Surebond Sealers/Cleaners, PolySweep Polymeric Sand and Kerr Lighting.

Come ask questions and recieve product samples and literature!

Wednesday October 29, 2014. 9- 11 AM at Fizzano Brothers - Crum Lynne Location

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August 2014

Mid-Atlantic Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 Competition
HELP US FIND THE FASTEST BRICKLAYER IN THE MIDATLANTIC STATES!
Open To All Bricklayers: The winner gets a cash prize as well as an automatic invitation to thhe Bricklayer 500 in Las Vegas! (Hotel and Airfare Included)
When: Thursday October 9, 2014 (rain date: Friday)
Time: 12PM - 3 PM
Where: 1776 Chester Park, Crum Lynne, PA 19022
Food & Beverages will be provided by Fizzano Brothers
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July 2014

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 23
Fence Built on Elevated Field Created Design Challenges
To say that football is a way of life in the south is an understatement. Consider the University of Arkansas Razorbacks - They have had a football team since 1894 and football is an important part of the university and their culture. In proof of their dedication and as part of their facility master plan for Razorback Athletics, the university built a new football operational facility to support their team. Read More...

May 2014

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 22
Site Problems Tackled with Allan Block Versatility
When CSX Intermodal Facility in downtown Worcester, MA needed to expand their property for new rail lines, multiple issues were encountered. With a local roadway at the top of the nearby hillside as well as utilities directly behind the proposed wall, this project presented numerous challenges to both the design and construction of the retaining wall. Read More...

April 2014

Fizzano Brothers Masonry Seminar
Please mark your calendar for April 9, 2014 and earn Up to 4 AIA/CES at the 2014 Fizzano Bros. Masonry Seminar Learn More...

March 2014

Fizzano Brothers Demo Days
Please mark your calendar for MARCH 5th and 6th to see live demonstrations of Eldorado Stone Products and learn about other exciting building products available at Fizzano Brothers Concrete -Trevose Location. Learn More...

February 2014

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 21
Design & Construction for Water Applications:
Designing retaining walls for water applications uses the same methodology as typical retaining walls with a few details added to the over all plans and some additional construction steps, using segmental retaining wall blocks for water applications is a simple solution. Read More...

December 2013

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 20
Addressing Design Challenges in a Seismic Zone:
Constructing the Gregg Anderson Academy just 2 miles from the San Andreas Fault has a unique set of challenges which includes a seismic requirement that is almost twice the magnitude of other Southern California regions. The engineers at Johnson and Nielson tamed the high seismic site by utilizing a 18 ft (5.5m) Allan Block retaining wall which has been proven to perform better than other types of retaining wall systems. Read More...
Building in a Seismic Zone:
A retaining wall that is installed in a seismic zone is likely to have several noticeable differences from those that are installed in non-seismic regions. Here are a few notables and why they are recommended for seismic zone construction. Read More...

October 2013

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 19
Retaining Walls in Poor Soils:
The jobsite was the site of an old clay brick manufacturer because of the different clay deposits known throughout that region. These clay soils created problems with the future development of the site since existing slopes were already failing. The location of the site could not be overlooked due to its prime location for commuters. Read More...

Working with & Identifying Clay Soils:
One of the first things that needs to be identified when designing or building a retaining wall is what are the soil conditions on the site. Learn more about identifying and working with unruly soils. Read More...

July 2013

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 18
Allan Block Retaining Walls Used to Widen Highway:
State Route 14, a freeway in Southern Washington needed to be widened in order to improve safety, increase traffic capacity, and reduce travel time along a heavily used stretch of road. Read More...
Modifying Geogrid for Obstructions:
There are several situations that can arise where the geogrid needs to be modified for a design. If the reinforcement must be partially or fully severed in the location of the obstruction, design the surrounding reinforcement layers to carry the additional load which would have been carried by the severed reinforcement. Read More...

February 2013

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 17
Wall Penetrations for Retaining Walls:
The unparalleled use of segmental retaining walls (SRW) around the world has brought design ideas as widely varied as one can imagine. With varied project applications comes the need for various types of wall openings. They come in every shape and size imaginable. Read More...

November 2012

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 16
AB Fence: Great Choice For a Sound Barrier:
The City of Calgary's bylaws mandated noise attenuation as part of it's structured planning process. Sound walls are the most common solution and were chosen for the new residential housing development in S.W. Calgary called Garrison Woods. Read More...

August 2012

Allan Block Technical Newsletter Issue 15
Stable Retaining Wall Base - Embedded Block Builds Stronger Walls:
When designing and estimating a retaining wall there often is a key component of the design that can be overlooked. The embedment of the segmental retaining wall into the ground helps provide a stable base for the wall. It can be easily missed on a bid or project design and it has the potential to make a significant impact on the success of the project. Read More...

March 2012

Rocky Fizzano is 2012 Chairman of National Concrete Masonry Association
Article posted in the Concrete Products Magazine February 2012 Issue
Click here to read the article.

February 2012

2012 FIZZANO BROS. CONCRETE PRODUCTS MASONRY AND CONCRETE PRODUCTS SEMINAR
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11AM to 3PM
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November 2011

Concrete Facts: Malvern's Fizzano Brothers Share the Historical Numbers on Their First Block Machine
Article in Main Line Today

October 2011

New Brochure: Outdoor Living Ideas

July 2011

Issue #31:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #11:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


April 2011

Issue #30:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #10:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


January 2011

Issue #29:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #9:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


October 2010

Issue #28:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #8:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


July 2010

Issue #27:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #7:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


April 2010

Issue #26:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


Issue #6:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


February 2010

Issue #5:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


January 2010

Issue #25:
Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block



November 2009

Symbolic Elements for Veterans Memorial
FIZZANO Brothers values all of the work our Veterans have done to serve this great nation. We are contributing our time and materials to help support veterans.

Issue #4:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


October 2009

Issue #24: Landscape Lifestyles Newsletter by Allan Block


August 2009

Issue #3:  AB Technical Newsletter by Allan Block


Summer 2009

Construction Today Article: Thinking Sustainability from the "Get-go"