The Coalition is founded on the belief that one system – masonry – provides the engineer tremendous design flexibility; that structural masonry is a key component to sustainable design; and that the economy of materials realized using structural masonry results in significant cost savings.
The Coalition seeks to be a resource to the engineering community by providing design assistance, technical service, and in some cases project-specific consultation and hands-on training in masonry engineering software. Our collective goal is to help engineers and architects design buildings that are innovative, meet current code requirements and design objectives while taking full advantage of the efficiencies of structural masonry.
Masonry is a strong, robust structural system that can be used for single-story big box stores and warehouses to schools and high-rise structures. The wide variety of masonry materials and availability of trained craftworkers make structural masonry a logical choice. And since masonry is resilient and long-lasting it creates the backbone of environmentally-sound high performing buildings. Masonry has been used to build some of the world’s most significant buildings throughout history – for good reason.
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