Shot Blast

Shot Blast

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About Shot Blast

About Shot Blast

Echelon Shot Blasted and Weathered CMUs both offer a weathered look that showcases the beauty of the natural aggregates within the concrete masonry unit.

Weathered CMUs offer a smoother finish, whereas Shot Blasted CMUs offer a more rugged appearance. Both Shot Blasted and Weathered masonry blocks are manufactured with moisture repellent to reduce moisture penetration and resist mildew.

Product Details

Product Details

  • Textured finish
  • May be integrally colored 
  • Includes water repellent admixtures for moisture management 
  • Available in multiple shapes and sizes 
  • Manufactured locally 
  • Ask about ability to add pre-consumer recycled content

Continuing Education

Continue to develop your skill set and learn about the latest innovations in your field while earning CEU credits for Masonry & Architecture

Lunch and Learn

Concrete Masonry Walls for Mold and Moisture Prevention (LU/HSW)

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Concrete Masonry Walls for Mold and Moisture Prevention (LU/HSW)
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Protecting the building’s envelope from water penetration is critical to the architect and design team. This program addresses the specific detail measures that can contribute to a successfully designed building which will help prevent water penetration.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Identify successful methods in detailing masonry so that moisture and mold are minimized in building design. 
Describe sustainable efforts to eradicate mold and moisture in building design. 
Explain what mold is, and how it develops in buildings.
Discuss and diagnose with architects the moisture problems that have occurred in their projects.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance

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Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

The recent string of large construction fires across the US has cost billions of dollars in damages to job sites and nearby structures. In this course, learn the root cause of these blazes and how sound design, paired with the use of masonry, can offer fire resistance both during the construction phase and over the life of the building. 

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Discuss the factors involved in the recent rash of construction fires around the nation.
Explain masonry’s ability to resist fires and assure safe buildings both during the construction phase and after completion.
Identify the ways in which masonry can resist moisture intrusion and protect buildings from moisture damage over the life of the building.
Describe three masonry systems that have been upgraded to meet codes, resist fires, and boost building performance and energy efficiency. ​
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Masonry and Leed v4.1 (LU/HSW)

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Masonry and Leed v4.1 (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU 

Sustainable design and green building are ever-evolving, with the latest version, LEED v4.1 introduced in 2019. 

This course will explore the latest modifications to the LEED standard, with a particular emphasis on masonry compliance and contribution. Developed by LEED expert Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED A.P., the course will introduce attendees to sustainable design and provide an overview of the LEED Rating System, and its credit categories, with a particular emphasis on Materials and Resources, as well as covering criteria and considerations used in selecting masonry products for LEED projects.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand the changes in the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED v4. 
Identify elements of sustainable design that are not always part of green building rating systems. 
Provide an overview of the LEED v4.1 BD+C New Construction Rating System. 
Explain sustainable design strategies and LEED strategies that utilize masonry.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry products.
 
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