Studies and Analyses

Articles in this section touch on a variety of subjects important to the performance of concrete masonry, or provide helpful data.

Construction Cost Study

Comprehensive comparison of initial costs of competing building systems. Includes an addendum for the Los Angeles market.

The Hidden Carbon Source: Timber

Corroborating research finds the number one source of GHG in Oregon is logging.

Core Testing of Concrete Masonry

A look at its origins, procedures, testing, and effectiveness as an indicator of wall integrity.

Fire Safe Construction

With fire compartmentation and life safety attributes, concrete masonry is a better competitive choice.

Cement Replacement Studies

Extensive testing of supplementary cementitious materials replacement of Portland cement in masonry grout.

Studies and Analyses