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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General Inquires can be directed by email to: cmdc@canadamasonrycentre.com


Phone: 905-564-0666




In the meantime, an summary of CMDC’s main areas of involvement and office locations is available below:


Technical Assistance

Have a technical question about masonry materials, design or construction? CMDC fields inquiries from design professionals and our masonry contractor members, saving them valuable time that would otherwise be wasted as they search for the information they need. They have found the answers they are looking for by contacting our office. You can submit a general technical assistance inquiry contacting CMDC directly

When required, CMDC has attended many site visits regarding issues with as-built and ongoing masonry projects. The technical assistance offered by CMDC is a complimentary service to designers within CMDC’s member provinces provided by our masonry contractor members.



The CMDC is involved in many areas that go beyond expert technical assistance and education. Learn more about the various ways you can take advantage of tools and resources offered by the CMDC.


MASS (Masonry Analysis Structural Systems) is a masonry design software that will design elements of your structure in accordance with the current CSA Standards. MASS shows every equation and variable, along with code references, making all results reliable and trustworthy. MASS will also pay for itself in as little as just one project by saving hours of hand calculations and design iterations.

To visit the MASS Design Software website, click here.


Masonry Structures: Behaviour and Design by Drysdale and Hamid explains the ins and outs of masonry design complete with examples and a copy of the CSA S304.1-04

Click here to download the textbook order form (submission instructions included on the form)

Didn't find what you were looking for?

If you are interested in professional courses, seminars, or other helpful masonry related resources, please contact CMDC for more information.



If you have any questions regarding the Canadian Masonry Research Council, please contact CMDC.  If you are a Canadian researcher looking to partner with industry on a research project, please contact CMDC directly


CMDC Office Locations:


Head Office: Mississauga, ON

905-564-0666 (Toll free: 1-888-338-3336)

360 Superior Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2N7

Western Office: Calgary, AB


2725 - 12 Street, NE Suite 210, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2

Saskatchewan Office: Saskatoon, SK


300-701 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1B3

Ottawa Office: Ottawa, ON


Suite 210, 135 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8

Québec Office: Montréal, QC


#48-3400 boulevard Losch, Saint-Hubert, Québec J3Y 5T6

Atlantic Office: Dartmouth, NS


99 Wyse Road, #1117, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5





General Inquires can be directed by email to: cmdc@canadamasonrycentre.com

Phone: 905-564-0666