Recent News

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Building Structure Cost Comparison Study in Atlantic Canada: Multi-Residential Structures

A realistic and fully costed comparison of different structural systems to determine how loadbearing masonry compares to wood frame and cast in palace concrete


A new study, conducted by local 3rd

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MASS Version 4.0 is now available – adds multi-storey design and more earthquake design options

Version 4.0 adds to the scope of what MASS is capable of handling


It’s real, and it’s spectacular! We are very excited to announce this new release, available immediately

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New course announced for engineers starting in January: EMDC 2020

CMDC is proud to announce that the Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC) is going to be offered starting near the end of January of next year. Registration will open on

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Canadian Concrete Expo 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) is offering two seminars at the Canadian Concrete Expo. The seminar content includes Locating and Detailing Movement

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Announcement: New CMDC Location Opened in Atlantic Canada

In partnership with the newly formed Atlantic Masonry Institute (AMI), CMDC is proud to announce a new location located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Located right across the water from Halifax, the

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Updated Pricing Announced for all MASS Licenses

After five years of consistent renewal pricing, a small change has been applied to all renewal and purchase prices

Starting in 2010, Masonry Analysis, Structural Systems (MASS) has been available as

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EMDC 2018 in Mississauga is officially full!

After less then 48 hours from when the notification was sent out to all MASS users, we are no longer accepting registrations

The spots went much more quickly than anticipated but

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New Masonry Design Course for Engineers Announced in Mississauga

CMDC is proud to announce that the Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC) is going to be offered starting on Friday April 13th, 2018. Registration is currently open with only a

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Official Release of MASS Version 3.0 brings current Codes and Standards to a Familiar Software Interface

Version 3.0 takes everything from previous software versions and adapts it to the latest standards

National Masonry Design Programs is proud to announce the official release of Masonry Analysis Structural Systems

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What is MASS Version 2.2.1? (and why you should install it)

With the release of MASS Version 3.0, the previous edition of MASS has gotten a small adjustment

Back in April of 2016, the release of MASS Version 2.2 marked what was

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