Generic Wall Design Committee (GWDC)

In 1995 the Masonry Institute of Michigan established a committee to develop generic masonry wall details. The primary goal of the committee was to create "user friendly" masonry details for the design community. The economy and functionality of these details will compliment masonry's inherent quality as a durable building material.

The Masonry Institute of Michigan would like to express our appreciation to all the members who have served on the Generic Wall Design committee since its inception. Special thanks are in order to Ghafari Associates, Giffels Associates, and Dailey Engineering for providing drafting services. In particular, we would like to thank the committee chairperson, Todd Dailey.

The GWDC has developed generic details and specifications for both single wythe and multi-wythe exterior masonry.  The committee continues to create new details while updating existing details as needed.  In addition, they also review all of the Frequently Asked Questions posted on our website.

If you are interested in attending a GWDC meeting, please contact Todd Dailey at (517) 467-9000.