Designing with Masonry for a Healthier, Safer Building Environment
Masonry delivers a variety of benefits to occupants and designers alike including being highly environmentally-friendly due to its durability and reduced embodied energy compared to other structural building materials.
This course will discuss ASTM specification classifications, as well as the various texture, pattern and color variations offered by masonry. Additionally, the course will review the environmental contributions that masonry offers the architect including the prevention of moisture and mold in construction projects and protentional LEED credits.
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the performance characteristics of the various types of architectural masonry.
- Understand different ASTM Classifications and how these affect the architect’s specification of concrete masonry.
- Discuss the proper detailing of concrete masonry to prevent moisture intrusion.
- Explain the LEED rating system and how masonry plays a part in achieving LEED certification.
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
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