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Established in the 1950s, the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (NWCMA)works to support its original goal of industry advancement by striving for more innovative and productive ways to design, deliver, and install concrete masonry wall systems.  NWCMA also works on behalf of the concrete masonry industry and designers in the Pacific Northwest to educate architects and engineers on the benefits of using concrete masonry in the design of their buildings.

Affiliation with NWCMA offers both professional growth and business opportunities. It provides its members and affiliates with comprehensive, dynamic services, which include expert technical assistance, education, marketing, and research and development.

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Structural Masonry Design Seminar

A practical seminar for practicing engineers

This full-day seminar will focus on the requirements of TMS 402/ACI 530-13 and the 2015 IBC as applied to both allowable stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry.

Seminar Dates
December 15, 2016 Seattle, WA
February 8, 2017 Portland, OR
February 10, 2017 Kennewick, WA
February 28, 2017 Anchorage, AK
March 14th, 2017 Spokane, WA

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This concrete masonry wall can comply with the Oregon & Washington state energy codes in many cases. Integral-insulated cmu can still meet the new code requirements.

For more information:
Click here for a technical article or click here for a short summary presentation.