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Studies and Analyses

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

Cost Study Favors Concrete Masonry

Initial construction costs and updated insurance costs for multi-residential structures are a win for concrete masonry

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