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Concrete Masonry Homes: Recommended Practices

December 1999, 49 pages

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Make the concrete connection.

[IMAGE: Graph illustrates the recommended method for constructing basement.] Concrete masonry units (CMU) offer strength, durability, fire-resistance and energy performance for residential building. Builders and designers may not be familiar with the technologies and techniques required to attach materials and building elements to concrete masonry wall construction. This document provides guidance and recommendations for structural connections, common finishes, thermal aspects, utility placement alternatives, and tools and fasteners. It is divided into seven fact sheets:

Builders are encouraged to review the information in all seven fact sheets to effectively understand the key issues related to residential concrete masonry construction and the numerous combinations for the installation of materials and elements.

Content updated on 1/5/2007

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