Recent News

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CMDC Announces new Specification Series highlighting common issues

CMDC is proud to announce a new series of posts dedicated to providing insight on some common issues resulting from how specifications are worded

Errors in construction specifications lead to lost

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CMDC Collaborates with Researchers and CSA to Publish Report on Adapting Codes and Standards to Climate Change

A detailed look into how Masonry Codes and Standards might be impacted by Climate Change

A new report published by CSA Group and authored in partnership with CMDC has just been

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New report provides insight into potential harmonization of Canadian and American Masonry Design Standards

Examining Key Similarities and Differences to Improve the Engineering Design of Masonry

A new report authored by CMDC has been published by CSA Group as of February, 2021. This

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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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