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

What’s 150 years?
What’s 150 years?

By some standards, 150 years is a long time. But for Canada’s masonry producers, 150 years isn’t that long at all. Take a building like Montreal’s Saint-Sulpice Seminary. [...]

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As flood waters in Quebec recede, we’re reminded that climate change is real, and that we need to adapt to it by building better.

By Paul Hargest, President Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association On May 11th, Justin Trudeau stood in front of a group of reporters in Gatineau, Quebec. He’d just taken [...]

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Expocrete Receives the 2017 Oldcastle Community Ambassador Award

Expocrete receives the 2017 Oldcastle Community Ambassador Award for their efforts in helping victims of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. Watch the video.

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