Masonry 101 #2: Introduction to Masonry Units

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This lesson introduces attendees to the most common types of masonry units, how they are made, and how they are commonly used.  Units covered include concrete masonry units, clay masonry units, natural stone units, manufactured stone veneer units, cast stone units, and AAC masonry units. This lesson provides attendees with the foundational information needed to recognize different types of masonry units, identify their defining characteristics, correctly specify them, and understand typical applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of masonry units using visual characteristics
  • Describe how common masonry units are manufactured/produced
  • List the most relevant ASTM specifications for commonly used masonry units
  • Explain the key differences between types of masonry units and ways they can be used

Presenter: Christine A. Subasic
Date Presented: October 28, 2020
Credit 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU
AIA Course Number: TMSMAS1012


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