Masonry is a building material that has been around since the beginning of time. The most common types of masonry are bricks and concrete masonry units (concrete block). Below is a list of masonry industry associations that provide free technical information on their websites.

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Brick Industry Association

The Brick Industry Association website has a wealth of information about brick construction. Their technical notes section covers all technical topics and provides details for virtually every situation.

National Concrete Masonry Association

The National Concrete Masonry Association has a website full of resources including their numerous technical (e-TEK) documents.

Masonry Advisory Council

The Masonry Advisory Council provides a searchable database of technical documents that contains details and information on brick, concrete masonry, and cast stone.

International Masonry Institute

The International Masonry Institute has an outstanding collection of very informative three-dimensional details for brick and concrete block.

Cast Stone Institute

The Cast Stone Institute provides details, specifications, and articles about cast stone, which is a concrete masonry product that is made to simulate natural cut stone.

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