Designing Adhered Masonry Veneer

Course Description: This course explains the design of adhered masonry wall systems typical of today’s best practices. It utilizes familiar masonry cavity wall design to show why proper ventilation and drainage typical in this wall type must also be used in adhered masonry veneer wall design, and explores the design differences and similarities between masonry cavity wall systems and adhered masonry veneer systems. It shows the results of improper wall design, common errors in adhered masonry installation techniques and product selection, and the correct techniques and products necessary for constructing sustainable, energy-efficient adhered masonry veneer walls that will remain free of water damage for the life of the building.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the similarities and differences between a cavity wall and an adhered masonry veneer
  • Explain the typical issues caused by improper installation of adhered masonry veneers
  • Define the products typically used in sustainable adhered masonry veneer walls
  • Describe installation techniques designed to improve the safety, durability, and long-term performance of adhered masonry veneer walls

Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW credit.

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