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Self Supporting Brick Without Shelf Angles

Designing cavity walls minimizing the use of steel shelf angles to support the brick veneer.

The 10 Major Items to Consider with Brick on Wood Frame Construction

Our list of the top 10 concerns when using brick veneer over a wood frame

Movement - expansion & Control jts.

Expansion and control joints for masonry

Adhered Veneer Design

As adhered brick and stone veneers become more and more commonplace, problems and sub-standard practices have surfaced.  Here is the right way to use this new material.

Cavity Walls Design Guide

Design Guide for Tall Efficient Cavity Walls,  Connections for bearing and non-bearing, flashing, movement joints and shelf angle design included

Masonry Ordinances Bring Quality to Cities and Communities

More city planners are managing urban sprawl's effect on their communities' commercial buildings and housing quality through building ordinances that require more masonry in new construction.

Flashing...Tying the Loose Ends

One of our most popular documents outlining proper flashing installation procedures

Masonry Urbanus

 

Design Guide for Low Rise Urban Masonry Structures.  Load bearing low rise block structures have become very common.  This document covers bearing details, flashing details, and other common architectural and contractor issues for a quality, leak free design.  Contains 13 3 dimensional photorealistic details for clarity.

Fireplace Design

Articles about real masonry fireplaces

Lightweight CMU Advantages

Article showing the advantages of using lightweight Concrete Masonry Units

The System - Design examples of multifamily housing

Load-Bearing Concrete Block and precast floor systems in multifamily construction - design examples, details, etc.

Think Systems

Comprehensive design guide for masonry wall systems.  Shows suggested details for anchorage, moisture resistance and movement control for several common masonry systems.

Limestone, precast concrete and cast stone sill detailing

Article discussing proper detailing procedures of masonry caps and sills.

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Masonry Urbanus

Design Guide for Low Rise Urban Masonry Structures.  Load bearing low rise block structures have become very common.  This document covers bearing details, flashing details, and other common architectural and contractor issues for a quality, leak free design.  Contains 13 3 dimensional photorealistic details for clarity.

Think Systems

Comprehensive design guide for masonry wall systems.  Shows suggested details for anchorage, moisture resistance and movement control for several common masonry systems.

Flashing...Tying the Loose Ends

One of our most popular documents outlining proper flashing installation procedures

Cavity Walls Design Guide

An online version of our guide to designing efficient and effective masonry cavity walls

Masonry Ordinances Bring Quality to Cities and Communities

More city planners are managing urban sprawl's effect on their communities' commercial buildings and housing quality through building ordinances that require more masonry in new construction.

Radial Masonry

This one page can save several headaches when using radial masonry.  It shows minimum radius information for several different unit sizes.

Tall Slender CMU Walls

This two page article shows how single wythe reinforced walls can be a efficient and economical system for tall warehouse walls

Design of Single Wythe Concrete Masonry

This A four page brochure showing the proper material selection, insulation selection, detailing and workmanship required to create an effective single wythe cmu wall

 

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