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ASTM Standards for Brick

A brick is a brick, right? Well, not really, in the eyes of the standards organization, ASTM International. Full story

Masonry Details

Keep your employees healthy and safe, prevent injuries, and save your company time and money. Download hundreds of safety topics, guides, and videos available for MCAA members to use as safety talks to educate employees on how to run a safe job site.


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Wall Systems

Learn how to design and build eleven of the most popular masonry wall systems in use today for optimal performance.


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Tech Notes

Download hundreds of masonry technical notes for brick construction and concrete masonry construction.


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Technical Talks

Access a library featuring dozens of masonry technical talks on a number of topics including flashing, efflorescence, mortar and grout.


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Technical Resources

Technical resources for masonry are available including design guides, technical manuals, reports and more.


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Mortar In Water and In Color

Mortar In Water and In Color

Mortars more resistant to water have been developed for applications where mortar will be exposed to above average contact with water. Full story

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MIA+BSI Launches Natural Stone Testing Lab

MIA+BSI Launches Natural Stone Testing Lab

MIA+BSI is proud to announce the creation of a natural stone testing lab. This lab, powered by the association, offers state-of-the-art testing and reporting capabilities. Full story

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Preventing Efflorescence

Preventing Efflorescence

You can minimize the potential for efflorescence if you pay special attention to the materials that are being used and jobsite procedures. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Technical Committee

Report of the MCAA Technical Committee

The report of the MCAA Technical Committee presented at the 2017 MCAA Convention in Las Vegas. Full story