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Configurations

for CMU

CMU are either solid or hollow. Solid units are 75% or more in net area, and are used in composite masonry or as veneers. Hollow units are used in structural applications. The basic configurations shown are common to hollow blocks in various sizes.

Additional elements may be added to some units for design effects, including vertical scores, deep scores, flutes, and projections.

STANDARD
Full face shells and webs.
DOUBLE OPEN END BOND BEAM
For 8 inch o.c. vertical reinforcement.
 
OPEN END STANDARD
Open one end only. Commonly used for structural applications.
U-LINTEL
For lintel beams and continuous reinforcement.
 
BOND BEAM
A formed or pressed channel for horizontal reinforcement or grout.
HALF
Refers to half the length.
 
OPEN END BOND BEAM
Combination of above.
SASH
For steel sash placement or control joint construction.


CMU Basics - Configurations