What Can We Do With 8 Inch CMU in Wisconsin?

8-Inch Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) are a versatile building material.  They are often under-utilized and unnecessarily replaced with larger CMUs or other costlier materials such as cast-in-place or precast concrete elements.  The old adage, “when in doubt make it stout,” is not a responsible strategy for any material, including masonry.  The reality is that thinner walls constructed of 8-inch masonry are being designed by many engineers, providing their clients with structurally safe, code compliant, aesthetically pleasing, and economical designs.

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