Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #1: Review of Common Masonry Materials

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This session of the existing masonry series reviews masonry materials commonly used in cladding systems between the 1880 and 1945 in North America, including brick, terra cotta, concrete masonry, cast stone, natural stone, and mortar. Common material properties, uses, and deterioration mechanisms will be presented. It is recommended that attendees watch Masonry 101 – Introduction to Masonry Units before watching this webinar in order to become familiar with the terminology used. Purchasing this course also provides free access to that course.

Learning Objectives:

  • List masonry materials commonly used between 1880 and 1945
  • Explain the physical properties of masonry materials commonly used prior to 1945
  • Describe material deterioration mechanisms for masonry materials commonly used prior to 1945
  • Review fabrication, manufacturing and processes used to create masonry units in facade applications

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures reviews the most common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945. View other courses in this series or purchase the Existing Masonry Bundle to access all 7 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.


Presenters: Edward Gerns & Rachel Will, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc
Date Presented: October 27, 2021
Credit: 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU
AIA Course Number: TMSEMTS01


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