I personally enjoyed the enlightening presentation given to us by Barnes & Cone the other day on the thermal performance of CMU walls. I wanted to post up some of the illuminating web links for future use.
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA): Thermal Catalog of Concrete Masonry Assemblies
NCMA TEK guides: TEK from Barnes and Cone
NY Energy Code: 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
COMcheck: Commercial Compliance Using COMcheck
Masonry fire, energy and sound calculator: Fire Energy and Sound Calculator
Now, I know you’ve been waiting for the punchline. So here it is. Even more awesome masonry links you can use when designing efficient masonry buildings:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thermal Mass Calculator: ORNL Thermal Mass Calc
ASHRAE / ANSI / IESNA standard 90.1: ASHRAE 90.1
Movement and expansion joints in brickwork: Big joints
DOW’s Sealant joint width and design: DOW sealant joint design
Masonry Institute of Washington: Masonry Details Deluxe
Now don’t you feel good?