Safety Concerns

Fire Resistance on CMU Walls

One of the questions that we always get is: “What is the fire resistance of an 8″ CMU wall?” Here is the resource for that information: The NCMA is the national authority on all things in the concrete masonry world. Thanks, RV

Learn More

Building Design + Construction. “39 Way to Prevent Cracks in Brickwork”

For expert advice on this problem we turned to Brian Trimble, senior director of engineering services and architectural outreach at the Brick Industry Association, Reston, Va., and James Tann, president of the Brick Institute of America – Mid East Region, Canton, Ohio. We also relied heavily on the Brick Industry Association’s Technical Notes 18 (“Volume…

Learn More