Masonry. So Many Benefits.
Structural engineers rely on masonry's structural capacity for more than enclosure. They design masonry to support and resist both gravity and lateral loads. They take advantage of masonry's inherent arching action by incorporatting expedient and efficient masonry lintels. Masonry bearing walls eliminate the need for more expensive structural steel columns and beams and waiting 12 weeks for their fabrication.
Mechanical engineers count on the thermal capacity of the insulated masonry cavity wall system to provide mass sufficient enough to retain heat throughout the day, releasing it slowly during the night, thus reducing energy consumption. Because masonry does not burn, it is the natural solution for protecting building occupants, neighboring establishments and firefighters.
Acousticians use masonry both to enhance acoustics within a performance hall as well as to deaden sound from traveling room to room and from roads and highways.
General contractors use masonry-bearing wall systems to keep projects within initial cost budgets, get them started immediately and completed quickly to enhance the construction schedule.