Every project benefits from the inclusion of masonry. Whether it’s big or small, simple or intricate, no other construction method can consistently offer the same unique and valuable advantages that masonry work can. Here at the Manitoba Masonry Institute, we are committed to bringing these benefits to the design and construction community.
Masonry’s already-famous durability has been taken to the next level thanks to innovative advancements through modern technology. It is an exceptionally low-maintenance and long-lasting construction option for any and all projects. As a structural element, or cladding option, centuries of masonry construction will always stand the test of time.
The mass and rigidity offered by masonry construction offers natural sound barrier. Masonry reduces the transmission of unwanted noise both into and within a building, making interior spaces much quieter, safer and much more comfortable.
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Experience the long-term value offered by masonry’s ability to resist damage caused by fire. Fire safety does not start with the completed structure. The benefits of masonry starts during the construction phase of a project where buildings are at their most vulnerable stage. Fire can be unpredictable, containing them does not have to be.
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Bricks, concrete blocks, and stone can all be sourced with minimal environmental invasion. The ability to have them locally sourced cuts down on transportation costs and emissions, and they are also naturally recyclable.
Whether they are new or re-purposed bricks, natural stone, or block, masonry provides the solutions you are looking for in your next project.
Masonry’s inherent thermal mass reduces spikes in energy transferences and temperature. This creates interior environments that are easier to control and more comfortable, which also leads to meaningful energy savings. Learn more about ongoing energy research in our Research & Collaboration section.
The natural abundance of masonry materials allows them to be manufactured locally, which means they’re more readily available. It also helps cut down on transportation costs and helps boost the local economy.