The effective lead time for a
masonry building usually only takes 1 - 2 weeks. For a more complex steel or precast concrete product, lead time could be 20 - 24 weeks of stagnation while costing $8 - $12 / ft2
The human scale
and textural qualities of masonry make it one of the most aesthetically pleasing building material available. The myth of boring concrete blocks has long been shattered by the concrete masonry
industry. The vast array of different shapes, sizes, colors and styles of architectural concrete blockî place no limits on aesthetic creativity.
By using masonry walls,
you provide your clients with maximum fire protection. When a wood frame house is destroyed by fire, the only thing left standing is the masonry chimney. Block doesnít burn, melt, twist, or
warp when exposed to fire. The concrete block wall is a fire barrier able to contain a fire to a small area, protecting the buildings occupants, not to mention the potential 40% savings on annual
fire insurance premiums.
When planning your next industrial building, or any building for that matter, consider reducing the problem down to one simple solution - Concrete Masonry. For more
information contact the Masonry Advisory Council at (847)297-6704/ www.maconline.org