Monthly Archives: June 2018

What can I do to prevent air leakage in single wythe walls?

June 29, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 28, 2018 There are a number of options available for controlling air leakage in single wythe walls which include; solid grouting, as well as coating with a paint, sealer, or block filler. Controlling air leakage improves the energy efficiency of concrete masonry assemblies as well as occupant comfort, indoor air quality,…
Read more

Wedge Block

June 29, 2018

From NCMA's eNews June 28, 2018 Throughout its 100-year history, the National Concrete Masonry Association has promoted emerging technologies in the field of concrete masonry. In 1971, NCMA conducted seminars focusing on new specialty units. One of those new units was a unique mortarless product called Wedge Block. We tracked down the inventor, who today…
Read more

MDG-2016 Published. Copies Available on July 10

June 28, 2018

TMS Opportunities, Resources, and Notices June 27, 2018   The Masonry Society has published the 9th Edition of the Masonry Designers' Guide, which is designated as the MDG-2016 so that readers know it is based on the 2016 TMS 402 and TMS 602. This new Guide, has been completely updated; includes over 110 practical design…
Read more