Resources available through CMDC
Part of CMDC’s commitment to the design community is a larger suite of resources that are made to assist and elevate the industry.
Thinking about using masonry as the loadbearing system within a structural design? Learn about the benefits, and find guidance around the technical details, including where you can find more information. Click here for more details on loadbearing design of masonry.
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. Learn more
Partition Wall Calculator
A design tool meant to assist with the design of masonry partition walls. Provides maximum height limits and support requirements based on loading and type of concrete block used. Learn more
Codes and Standards
The CMDC sits on several of the CSA boards and committees to develop and shape the CSA Standards in a way that is beneficial to the expanded use of masonry. This is closely tied with our work in Research, getting the tests and data needed to support masonry’s role in an evolving building code. Learn more
The CMDC offers a wide array of technical seminars directed towards the design community. Interested in attending or hosting a seminar? Let us know to get the conversation started. Learn more
Alongside the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, we are proud to have run a professional course for practicing engineers called the Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC). It has been tailored for engineers to build on their understanding of reinforced concrete principles and apply them to masonry design. Learn more
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The Canada Masonry Design Centre helps members of the design community across the country by connecting them to the resources and supports they need. Contact us today and get the conversation started!Contact Us