Concrete masonry unit


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Concrete masonry unit

Precast concrete block used to build walls. It has hollow cores that can be filled with concrete onsite for additional reinforcement. The use of stronger, more lightweight types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete is popular in the manufacture of these units.

concrete masonry unit

A block or brick cast of portland cement and suitable aggregate, with or without admixtures, and intended for laying up with other units as in normal stone masonry construction. Also see A-block, breeze block, cinder block, concrete block, concrete brick, etc.
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[41] BS 6073, "Part 1: Precast concrete masonry units, Part 1," in Specification for Precast Concrete Masonry Units, British Standards Institution, 1981.
This prison was the third of five facilities using metal building structural frames, roofs with concrete masonry units and metal siding exterior walls.
Saudi Readymix's products include an immense library of concrete recipes - many of which are unique to the company - in addition to concrete masonry units, quarry products, and hot mix asphalt.
Dampproofing may work well on concrete poured--wall construction, but it is a poor substitute on concrete masonry units.
The exterior will feature intricate patterns of various concrete masonry units and face brick.
A Midwest Block-led coalition showed the architect and owner how concrete masonry units could improve on several aspects of the new complex; perform over a long life cycle; and, withstand severe weather exposure.
Exterior: Brick veneer, concrete masonry units, and other masonry types
Its products include an immense library of concrete recipes - many of which are unique to the company, Co in addition to hot mix asphalt, quarry products and concrete masonry units.
Using the conventional method of block construction, concrete masonry units simplified the building process with easy-to-use, uniform pieces.
tapped the CathayGran spectrum for architectural concrete masonry units on two recent projects in its northern California home base: the Stanford Boathouse in Redwood City (right) and Hollister Fire House Number 1 (above).
Brick is a very common type of exterior masonry; other masonry claddings include stone, terra cotta, and concrete masonry units (CMUs).
Just ahead of the 2007 takeover by Cemex S.A.B, de C.V., Watson noted, the Rinker Florida operations closed a housing boom peak year shipping 200 million-plus concrete masonry units from a plant network encompassing 30 machines.