Astra-Glaze-SW+® Glazed Masonry Units

  • Glazed-face structural or veneer CMU
  • One-step installation
  • Low maintenance
  • 96 standard colors with custom color matching also available
  • Custom color-matching
  • Fire rated per NFPA 119 (CHECK)
  • Sound absorbing units available
  • Integral water repellant added at manufacture to deliver mold and moisture resistance
  • Easy to clean and graffiti-resistant
  • Cast-on glazed facing conforms to ASTM C744

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About Astra-Glaze-SW+® Glazed Masonry Units

Echelon’s ASTRA-GLAZE-SW+® glazed block units are pre-faced architectural concrete glazed masonry blocks with a thermoset glazing compound permanently molded to one or more faces. This glazing compound is cured and heat-treated in gas-fired tunnel kilns — thus becoming an integral part of the masonry unit rather than a post-applied face shell. Additionally, ASTRA-GLAZE-SW+ glazed CMU blocks are cast in individual molds, ensuring dimensional uniformity of the glazed facing regardless of minor variations in the block to deliver the ultimate in aesthetic uniformity and seamless installation.

Continuing Education

Lunch and Learn

Excellence in Single Wythe Masonry (LU/HSW)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

When properly constructed, single-wythe masonry walls offer a myriad of benefits that no other building material can touch from fire to moisture protection, durability to aesthetics, and cost-effective installation This presentation covers how to properly construct a wall using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking, and cleaning issues in order to take full advantage of the benefits of masonry construction.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
Understand why and where masonry walls begin to crack. 
Understand updates to energy codes in relation to single-wythe wall design 
Plan and design a sound single-wythe wall. 
Eliminate unnecessary repairing and cleaning of masonry walls.
 
This course is applicable to all structural masonry product lines except veneers.
 
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Lunch and Learn

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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Lunch and Learn

The Concrete Benefits of Glazed Masonry (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Glazed concrete masonry units are a safe, clean, and highly durable alternative to glazed brick and ceramic tile. 

This course will detail the benefits of glazed masonry units including their contributions to sustainable design, LEED certification, occupant health, as well as their undeniable ability to deliver flexible, stunning aesthetics to architectural projects ranging from schools, hospitals, gymnasiums and beyond

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand the potential LEED considerations that might be obtained by specifying and using glazed CMU. 
Discuss the proper moisture detailing required for glazed masonry. 
Explain the manufacturing process of glazed masonry. 
Discuss the utilitarian and aesthetic benefits of using glazed masonry.
 
This course is applicable to Astra-Glaze-SW+® glazed masonry units.
 
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In The Field

When we first surveyed the post-Katrina damage, we took note of construction materials that survived. Glazed concrete block and Glazed tile best weathered the inundation and could be cleaned and reused." Modern Masonry Vol. 2 Issue 3 Read More

Shapes & Sizes

Astra glaze spec 2s

Stretcher
2S
1 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8s8

Stretcher
8S8
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4

Astra glaze spec 416s

Stretcher
416S
3 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 412s12

Stretcher
412S12
3 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4

Astra glaze spec 4s

Stretcher
4S
3 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 6s

Stretcher
6S
5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8s

Stretcher
8S
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 10s

Stretcher
10S
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 12s

Stretcher
12S
11 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8st

Stretcher
8ST
7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 44s

Stretcher
44S
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8x

Stretcher
8X
7 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 15 11/16

Astra glaze spec 8mr

Stretcher
8M-R
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8u

Bond Beams
8U
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8ut

Bond Beams
8UT
7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8kobb

Bond Beams
8KOBB
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8ucpx

Bond Beams
8UCPX
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8ucpxt

Bond Beams
8UCPXT
7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 6g

Cove Base
6G
6 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 4g

Cove Base
4G
4 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8g

Cove Base
8G
8 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 44g

Cove Base
44G
4 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 4gdr

Cove Base
4GDR
4 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 4gjor

Cove Base
4GJOR
4 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 16 1/4

Astra glaze spec 4gjpr

Cove Base
4GJPR
4 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 16 1/4

Astra glaze spec 44gjpr

Cove Base
44GJPR
4 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 16 1/4

Astra glaze spec 44gjor

Cove Base
44GJOR
4 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 16 1/4

Astra glaze spec 8jo


8JO
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

Astra glaze spec 8jp


8JP
7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 15 3/4

*All dimensions displayed in inches as width x height x length

Performance Upgrade Options

Increase the performance of Astra-Glaze SW+® glazed CMUs by pairing them with the EnduraMax High Performance Wall System, Acousta-Wal sound absorbing units or the Insultech System.