Industry Links

Below is a listing of FREE technical industry resources.The decision to utilize this information is not within the purview of the MIM, and persons making use of this information do so at their own risk.  MIM makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy or suitability of this information.  MIM and its members disclaim liability for damages of any kind, including any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, which may result from the use of this information.  This information is not to be interpreted as indicating compliance with, or waiver of, any provision of any applicable building code, ordinance, standard or law.

Brick Industry Association (BIA) Technical Notes

Technical Notes on Brick Construction are FREE bulletins that contain design, detailing, and construction information based on the latest technical developments in brick masonry. Drawings, photographs, tables, and charts illustrate appropriate topics.

National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) e-TEKs

e-TEKs are a series of technical topics for industry professionals that focus on specific issues developed to ensure concrete masonry and hardscape design and construction.

Cast Stone Institute (CSI) Technical Bulletins & Details

Technical Bulletins offer information on the care and installation of Cast Stone.

In addition to the technical bulletins, CSI also provides anchoring and flashing details.

Indiana Limestone Institute of America (ILI)

The Indiana Limestone Handbook is generally recognized as the most respected book of its kind in the masonry industry. Dating back many years, the book combines the knowledge from the pioneers of the Indiana Limestone industry with that of today's generation and the intervening years. The publication is made possible in no small part by the efforts of the ILI technical committee, which is comprised of engineers, design specialists and other interested industry personnel. This committee evaluates technical inquiries regarding Indiana Limestone and conducts an ongoing review of the handbook and other ILI publications. ILI is pleased to offer the publication free of charge for downloading from their web site, and welcomes comments and questions about its content.
Copyright ©2017 Indiana Limestone Institute

Hot & Cold Weather Masonry Construction

The Hot & Cold Weather Masonry Construction book was developed as a reference for the construction of masonry structures during above-normal and below-normal temperature conditions. The practices presented herein are based on criteria presented in Specification for Masonry Structures, ACI 530.1-98/ASCE 5-98/TMS 402-98, prepared by the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC).

The Masonry Industry Council believes that the methods and procedures recommended in this publication are important in assuring the quality and performance of masonry constructed in all types of weather.

Masonry Construction Magazine

The Problem Clinic lists questions and answers and the site is searchable for magazine articles.