Professional Resources

Desert Block has programs, guides, and materials for Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Builders, Designers, and all construction professionals involved with creative, specification, or construction processes.

Please contact us for additional information or for any assistance we may provide.

Design Resources


An extensive product catalog including concrete masonry and hardscape products. Request copies for your office.


Request color and texture samples - individual chips or color kit box.

Download Center

PDFs of our print catalog, third-party references, details, specifications and more.

Articles & Studies

Studies and Analyses

Explore and download significant reports regarding construction costs, life and safety, cement replacements, and testing.

CMU Basics

Topical discussions on basic cmu attributes.

Technical Articles for Concrete Masonry

Discussions of important topics.

Specs, Guides & Details


Guide specs for concrete masonry, including veneers and DSA/OSHPD.

Code References

Collections of code references relevant to product applications.


Details for concrete unit masonry; searchable.


Continuing Education

Programs for AIA and GBCI continuing education. Request availability and information.

Plant Tours

See how cmu and pavers are manufactured, from raw materials to finishing processes. Request for one person or your entire organization! College/university classes welcome.

Home Builder Resources

Proto IITM Wall Systems

Paradigm-changing engineering for fence walls, retaining walls, tall walls, and 4-inch lot separation walls.

Desert Block Professional Resources