Canada Masonry Design Centre

committed to providing masonry contractors and designers across Canada with tools and resources to facilitate the proper design and construction of masonry structures

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About CMDC

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News & Events

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Members' Area

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Technical Assistance

CMDC offers complimentary technical assistance to designers and our masonry contractor members. CMDC staff is here to assist with inquires arising from codes and CSA masonry standards for both design and construction of masonry structures. Many of these inquiries are general in nature, however, specific project inquiries addressed by CMDC on a daily basis. To learn more about how CMDC can assist you, click here.

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Research

Research and the dissemination of completed research in Canada is a primary role of the CMDC. CMDC has collaborated with its provincial Venture Partners to encourage and expand masonry research at local Universities. CMDC’s research initiatives have grown to include a valuable partnership with the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) in creating the Canadian Masonry Research Council (CMRC). All masonry research supported by CMDC members and CCMPA done through the auspice of the Canadian Masonry Research Council is monitored by CMDC Staff. To learn more about ongoing masonry research in Canada, Click here

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Design Software

CMDC partnered with the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) to develop a powerful software package called MASS. MASS analyzes and designs masonry beams, out-of-plane walls, shear walls, and single storey shear wall elevations with openings and control joints using current CSA standards. To learn more about MASS, Click here

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Design Textbook

In 2005, CMDC published their First Edition of Masonry Structures: Behaviour and Design authored by Dr Robert Drysdale and Dr. Ahmad Hamid. This textbook is the most comprehensive resource available to engineers for the design and construction of masonry structures in Canada. To learn more about this textbook, Click here

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Industry Links

CMDC has established working relationships with many related masonry associations around the world. To learn about our industry partners, Click here

Recent News

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May

13th CMS Design Seminar Halifax 2017

OUT-OF-PLANE DESIGN FOR REINFORCED MASONRY WALLS

This seminar will provide a unique overview of the engineering procedures for the out-of-plane design of masonry walls in combination with MASSTM software. This seminar

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March

2017 THERMAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SEMINAR SERIES

MEETING AND EXCEEDING CURRENT AND FUTURE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Presented across Canada by RDH Building Science Laboratories experts, this half-day seminar series will provide up-to-date information on new thermal control

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October

How to start designing in MASS using the new 2014 S304 Standard

Ahead of the official release, you can sign up and start using the current release edition of MASS Version 3.0 today

MASS Version 3.0 introduces a new set of

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April

New Study Finds Insurance Costs are More Than Six Times Greater for Wood Frame Buildings Compared to Concrete Buildings

Ottawa, ON – March 21, 2016 – A new study of the property insurance costs for wood-frame and concrete mid-rise residential buildings conducted by GLOBE Advisors and released today by

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March

13th Canadian Masonry Symposium Scheduled for Halifax!

The Canada Masonry Design Centre is excited to announce that the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium will be hosted in partnership with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 13th Symposium

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Upcoming Events

EMDC Mississauga 2016

(Fall 2016)

Provider: Canada Masonry Design Centre

Credit: 1 (McMaster University)

LIMITED SPACE! ONLY 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

Please click here for more information

MASS Version 3.0

Official Release of MASS Version 3.0

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13th Canadian Symposium

13th Canadian Masonry Symposium      (June 4-7, 2017) Save the Date!

Abstract Submission: August 31st, 2016

Papers Due: January 31st, 2017

Early Bird Registration: January 31st, 2017

For more information contact CMDC

Phone: (888)338-3336

cmdc@canadamasonrydesigncentre.com

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