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CSI April Meeting
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

Join us Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:30am - 1:00pm at Calhoun's on the River.  Kristen Grove with PBA will be our speaker.

April Lunch & Learn
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

Thursday, March 21 at noon at the East Tennessee Community Design Center, CSI hosts a lunch and learn open to all interested. No charge. 1 hour LU/HSW provided.

New C90 Block Shapes Improve Energy Efficiency -

 Mason Safety and Job Site Production

 This course will cover changes to ASTM C90 and how those changes create possible new block shapes that can improve building design and construction, decrease the overall construction schedule and lower the risk of injury to masons.  The new industry standard unit, ProBlock is a reduced web open ended masonry unit.  It has reduced unit weights, increased R-value and is designed to maximize mason productivity.


Learning Objectives

Is to bring the designer and specifying up to date on Div. 4 revisions



Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.


The course will cover the following items:

ASTM C90 Revisions

How the New C90 Open End Units (ProBlock) affects mason safety, productivity

R-values and U values of masonry wall systems

Energy Code Implications of switching to New C90 Open End Units

Fire Ratings of Masonry and Fire Ratings of New C90 Open End Units

Grout Use Increases when using Open End Units

Steel Savings Potential when using Open End Units

Foundation Load Savings when using New C90 Open End Units


If You Build it, They Will Come - The Building Officials

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