Technical Resources


The masonry industry recognizes that the world of construction has changed dramatically over the past decade. New products, techniques, codes and regulations have changed the competitive landscape. This Masonry SYSTEMS Guide, a first ever of its kind, masonry system print guide and companion website, provide a standardized systems guide of best practices for masonry wall systems design and construction.

Brick Industry Association – BIA

Technical Notes on Brick Construction
A series of bulletins that contain design, detailing and construction information based on the latest technical developments in the brick industry.

National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
NCMA Tek Manual

Access to the latest technical information on the design and construction of concrete masonry is provided through a link with our producer members Basalite, Mutual Materials and Willamette Graystone

Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (NWCMA)

Technical information that covers various topics relative to the design and construction of concrete masonry in the Northwest.

Tile Council of America, Inc.

Access the latest information on the proper design and installation of ceramic tile.