Annotated Design & Construction Details for Concrete Masonry

In virtually all aspects of building construction, like foundations, load-bearing walls, infill walls, interior partitions, as well as exterior landscaping applications such as retaining walls and paving, concrete masonry products are used. Ensuring success with these projects includes proper construction detailing. This manual presents details commonly used in construction and provides additional corollary information for each set of details where applicable. Each section covers a specific application, and includes details with side-by-side commentary.

The commentary information is intended to provide a brief overview of the design and/or construction considerations that apply to a particular type of construction, while the details represent common masonry construction practice. They may need to be modified to meet local conditions, requirements or code.