When it comes to building a sustainable future for our communities, the proven materials of masonry can deliver emissions reductions along with structures that are safe, resilient, economical and will last for generations.
Many of the world’s longest standing landmarks were constructed with masonry. Why? Because masonry materials are non-combustible, antimicrobial, chemical- free, and resist water damage in the event of flooding.
Masonry materials increase building performance through thermal mass, airtightness, and moisture tolerance, lowering energy consumption by controlling the internal temperature of a building longer. Masonry materials can also be efficiently recycled into new materials.
Masonry crafts span a diverse section of the building trades, installing resilient, strong and proven materials. Masonry workers are highly trained and proficient at safeguarding building longevity through cement finishing, the installation of rainscreen, and the maintenance, restoration, preservation, and retrofit of existing masonry structures.
Cost & Constructibility
Masonry materials are affordable, readily available, and lower insurance costs thanks to low maintenance, energy efficiency, noise dampening, durability, safety, and fire resistance. They also have a proven history of meeting applicable project standards, specifications and requirements...increasing job site safety and efficiency during installation.