SCMA Concrete Masonry Academy

Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has created a Concrete Masonry Academy designed to provide monthly education webinars on a variety of topics for all industry professionals at no cost.

Block 101-105 will cover a series of 19 training sessions on concrete masonry. These topics will range from CMU Production, Wall Accessories, Cleaning Efflorescence, Moisture Control Systems, Stone Veneer & Thin Brick Systems, to name a few.

SCMA’s Block 101 Introductory Video Series is now available for viewing including the five short videos listed below ranging from 4-15 minutes long. No registration needed.

Block 101a. Early & Current Production of CMU
Block 101b. Types of Concrete Masonry & Accessories
Block 101c. ASTM C90 Lightweight, Medium Weight and Normal Weight Explained
Block 101d. CMU Basic Terminology
Block 101e. Architectural Block


Simplifying Masonry Series

The New Simplifying Masonry Series is designed to provide the professional community as well as the concrete masonry community a more in-depth education of the various elements of concrete masonry. Please note that the webinars are indicated below if they are AIA-registered and a certificate of attendance will be provided upon request. If you attend both presentations on the same day, you will be recorded as attending only one as they are the same presentation tailored for different audiences.

Please note that the Masonry Audience includes masonry personnel with 0-3 years of experience and masonry contractors. The Professional Audience includes architects, engineers, general contractors, and similar industry-related professions.

Professional Audience Track

Member Webinars


Industry Partner Webinars

TMS 402/602-22 Night School – Session #5
Using The New Appendix D on Composite Reinforcement in Masonry
(1 PDH/0.10 CEU)
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm ET

Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement in concrete was first introduced over 25 years ago by way of ACI 440R, but prior to TMS 402/602 2022, no companion guidelines existed for masonry construction. The new Appendix D of TMS 402/602 is a first standard in the U.S. for the use of GFRP reinforcement in masonry.  GFRP reinforcement has applications in masonry for specialty use near electromagnetic equipment and in locations exposed to severe environments. Learn how to use the new Appendix D to design and specify GFRP reinforced masonry for your next project.

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NCMA Podcast: Just* Mason Around

Looking for more educational opportunities? Check out the Education Section: Education – NCMA

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