Making research work for you

For nearly 15 years, CMDC staff has collaborated with universities across Canada to foster masonry research programs on behalf of their masonry contractor member.  As these research initiatives grew, a partnership with Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) was formed to manage the growing demands associated with current and future research projects.

Canadian Masonry Symposiums

Every four years, Canada hosts the Canadian Masonry Symposium (CMS), and international recognized masonry research conference.  Each CMS attracts state-of-the-art research papers from around the globe dealing with all aspects of masonry design, construction, rehabilitation and restoration.  It is CMDC’s pleasure to host the papers from previous CMS’s. Click here to search past symposium papers.

Canadian Masonry Research Council

The Canadian Masonry Research Council (CMRC) is a partnership between the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) and the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) that provides financial sponsorship and in-kind contributions for research programs across Canada. CMRC primarily targets large-scale, multi-year and grant leveraged projects in priority areas of masonry research as identified by its members through long-term capital investment and provision of in-kind support. To learn more about the Canadian Masonry Research Council click here.

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