Fire fighters risk their lives to protect us.

Fire fighters risk their lives to protect us.

They deserve a National Building Code that protects them. Fires today burn hotter and faster than ever before. Lightweight floor assemblies can now collapse 10 minutes into a blaze — just when fire fighters may be arriving and entering the premises, or when you may be exiting. Yet Canada’s National Building Code no longer treats […]

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Facts of Fire: Wood Burns. Block Protects.

Facts of Fire: Wood Burns. Block Protects.

At an early age, we learn that concrete products protect us from fire – while wood burns. We apply this knowledge to simple things, like building campfires, and later, to building our homes and businesses. When it comes to minimizing the risks of fire – and containing the flames once they start – nothing protects […]

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Resilient construction. Build in masonry.

Resilient construction. Build in masonry.

Termite Resistance. Fire Resistance. Mold Resistance & Durability. Life Safety. Longevity. Robustness. Nothing delivers the enhanced resilience of concrete block. To learn more about the benefits of building with concrete block and to find a local producer or supplier, contact the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association. 1-888-495-7497 info@ccmpa.ca ccmpa.ca Download the Ad (pdf)

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Masonry Analysis Structural Systems Software

Masonry Analysis Structural Systems Software

Simplify and accelerate the masonry engineering process Masonry Analysis Structural Systems (MASS™) is a powerful software package that analyzes and designs masonry Beams, Out-of-Plane Walls and Shear Walls in accordance with the CSA Masonry Standards. This program dramatically simplifies and accelerates the masonry design process for Canadian engineers. MASS™ is substantially more than a simple […]

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Seismic Design Guide for Masonry Buildings

Seismic Design Guide for Masonry Buildings

Download the Complete Seismic Design Guide Download Chapter 1 Seismic Design Guide Download Chapter 2 Seismic Design Guide Download Chapter 3 Seismic Design Guide Download Chapter 4 Seismic Design Guide Download Appendices Seismic Design Guide

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Metric Technical Manual

Metric Technical Manual

Section 1. Introduction and Membership List (Updated April 2013) Section 2. Publications and Technical Reference Materials Section 3. Coursing Tables and Standard Shapes and Sizes (Updated April 2013) Section 4. Physical Properties (Updated April 2013) Section 5. Fire Properties and Design Details (Updated April 2013) Section 5A. Firewalls (Updated April 2013) Section 6. Thermal Properties and Design Details Section 7. Sound Properties and Design Details Section 8. Empirical Masonry […]

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