BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

Masonry Cavity Wall Design

Provider: Mason Contractors Association of America
Discipline: Masonry Products
Credits: 1.50

This program will provide the design and contractor community with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when specifying a simple solution for exceptional long-term thermal insulating performance and excellent air/vapor barrier capability in brick and block walls.

  • Two well-known, trusted and proven products come together — STYROFOAM™ CAVITYMATE™ Ultra and GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gaps & Cracks — to form the Ultra Air Barrier Wall System
  • Delivers one solution for continuous insulation and air/vapor barrier
  • Meets code for continuous insulation AND air barrier
  • ASTM E2357 — air leakage testing
  • Approved air barrier assembly by ABAA
  • Simple to detail for easy, yet high quality, field installation
    • Maximum effective thermal performance (R5.6/inch); back by 50 year thermal warranty
    • Outperforms in high moisture cavity wall applications
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding of the design history and background of block cavity walls
  • Understanding of the cavity wall environment and the importance of how wall design affects moisture, air and energy within the wall system
  • Understanding of how a simple wall design controls air, moisture and energy loss
  • Understanding of how to properly install the components of this simple wall design
  • Understanding of building code requirements as it relates to mass walls
  • Overview of how wall design affects LEED credits
The webinar will be presented by Dan Tempas, Sr. Building Scientist. Dan Tempas is a graduate of The University of Illinois with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He is currently a HERS rater and sits on the RESNET Training Committee. He has worked for The Dow Chemical Company in the various research, product development, and service capacities in the Building Solution’s Business for 28 years and is currently a senior development engineer. Tempas also worked in Dow’s Computer Research group where he handled 3D computer graphics, digital video and computer based training. He is LEED Green Associate and has also been a member of ASTM, EIMA and BTECC.
  • Member of the Residential Energy Network Training Committee
  • Registered trainer for the Michigan Building and Energy Codes
  • Building scientist frequently invited as presenter to leading industry conferences

For more information please visit or contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.

Future Dates and Locations

Date Time Location Speaker Members Non-members
No courses scheduled

“The MCAA is working to solidify our industry.”

Donald McCauley
Hunt Country Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 2010

Learn More