Research guides

Seismic Design Guide

A comprehensive state-of-the-art guide on seismic design and construction of low-to mid-rise masonry structures.

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Masonry Analysis Structural Systems

MASS™ is a powerful software package that analyzes and designs in accordance with the CSA Masonry Standards.

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Metric Technical Manual

The Fifth Edition of the manual is intended as a working tool to be used in conjunction with Codes and Standards.

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We’re breaking new ground

For five decades, we’ve worked on behalf of Ontario’s concrete masonry producers to build an industry as strong and as enduring as the products it manufactures. Now, as a Canada-wide body with national membership, we’re making our industry stronger. Introducing the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association — CCMPA.

Today, technology and innovation are presenting our industry with great opportunities — and considerable challenges. As CCMPA, we will provide the inclusive representation and strong voice necessary to ensure that we meet those challenges, and that our products remain the building material of choice.

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Canadian Masonry Research Council

The council is a strategic directive by the CMDC and CCMPA to consolidate their individual research activities into a collaborative partnership will create a single point of contact for masonry research. The CMRC will simplify the proposal process for Canadian researchers and linking their work with the industry’s aspirations, increasing the likelihood of successful commercialization of their new innovations and discoveries.

Latest News

Insurance costs are more for wood frame buildings

New study finds insurance costs are more than six times greater for wood frame buildings than for concrete buildings OTTAWA, March 21, 2016 – A new study of the property [...]

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January Newsletter
January Newsletter

Download the January 2016 edition of CCMPA Updates.

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Rethink wood. We agree!
Rethink wood. We agree!

For disaster-resilient construction, think concrete block. From fire and the forces of man and mother nature • Durable & maintains structural integrity • Competitively [...]

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