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Expand and collapse the categories below to find a great collection of downloads - pdfs of our print catalog, third-party references, details, specifications and more.

Desert Block Products and Sustainable Design

(PDF) A summary of products with contributions to LEED® v4, LEED® v3, CHPS CriteriaTM, Green GlobesTM, and CALGreen.

CMU Colors & Textures

(PDF) Stock and special order colors and textures for cmu.

Pattern & Shadow CMU

(PDF) Design cmu for dynamic light, shade, and visual effect. Includes The Pixel Block.

Precision CMU

(PDF) Smooth-faced cmu.

Burnished CMU

(PDF) Ground-faced cmu produced by Angelus Block.

Shotblast CMU

(PDF) Textured cmu produced by Angelus Block.

Split Face CMU

(PDF) Rough, random textured, "rock-face" cmu.

SlumpstoneTM CMU

(PDF) Adobe-look cmu produced by Angelus Block.

Veneer & Composite CMU

(PDF) Cmu for use in veneer masonry or composite masonry. Includes code references.

Fleming Masonry Anchor System

(PDF) A veneer seismic anchoring system.

Spec Mix Preblended Mortars

(PDF) Mortar for masonry, IWR, and Stone Veneer mortar.

Spec Mix IWR Mortar Data Sheet

(PDF) Specific information for Integral Water Repellent mortar.

04 22 00 Concrete Unit Masonry (docx)

04 22 00 Concrete Unit Masonry for DSA/OSHPD Projects (docx)

04 22 00.13 Concrete Unit Veneer Masonry (docx)


Specification References:


Notes to AIA MasterSpec 042000

(PDF) Important items to know when using AIA MasterSpec 042000 as the template specification for projects located in Southern California.

Example Details for Concrete Masonry

(PDF) A collection of details from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada.


Articles:


CMU Basics / Glossary

(PDF) Discussions on key topics related to understanding and specifying cmu.

Desert CMU Dimensions

(PDF) For reporting of cmu dimensions.

Technical Articles for Concrete Masonry

(PDF) Discussions on important topics related to concrete masonry.


Code References:


California Energy Code References

(PDF) The benefits of concrete masonry as demonstrated in the CEC.

DSA IR 21-4, Concrete Masonry Unit Standards

(PDF) From DSA; how to apply current ASTM C 90 Standard Specification.

Composite Masonry Code References

(PDF) Code sections applicable to multiwythe walls.

Concrete Masonry Anchored Veneer Code References

(PDF) Code sections applicable to anchored veneer.

Concrete Masonry Adhered Veneer Code References

(PDF) Code sections applicable to adhered veneer.

Masonry Fire-Resistance Rating Code References

(PDF) Code excerpts from Chapter 7 of the CBC.

Quality Assurance Code References

(PDF) Flow chart of QA pathways for each Level of Quality Assurance.

Quality Assurance - DSA-SS/OSHPD

(PDF) Flow chart of QA pathways for each Level of Quality Assurance related to DSA-SS, DSA-SS/CC, and OSHPD 1 & 4.

Concrete Masonry Testing

(PDF) Flow chart of QA pathways for each Level of Quality Assurance related to DSA-SS, DSA-SS/CC, and OSHPD 1 & 4.

Proto IITM Wall Systems

(PDF) Post tension masonry fences for high value; includes the new 4-inch Proto II fence for interior lot separation walls.

Lot Separation Fencing

(PDF) A holistic comparison between Proto II and vinyl - a must read!


References:


LA Research Report No. 25183

(PDF) City of Los Angeles RR covering Proto II Wall Sytems.

Desert Block Downloads for Professionals