Masonry Institute of Washington
Masonry Institute of Washington
506 Second Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104


Online Education is another way that the Masonry Institute of Washington provides educational opportunities to the design and construction industries.

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Environmental Benefits
of Historic Masonry

Masonry Systems are one of the most environmentally friendly construction products available into product market. Whether you’re looking at LEED 4.0, IGCC Green Building Code or other standards, masonry products will be available to support your design and construction needs. This webinar looks at the elements of LEED 4.0, IGCC and Architecture 2020 and the benefits of using masonry systems.


Changes in Washington's Building Codes

A large amount of energy is spent heating or cooling buildings. The thermal efficiency Masonry Systems provide is another reason why masonry is a great long term, sustainable material. This webinar explains which methods and designs involving masonry are most effective at insulating a building, as well as how to prevent thermal bridging. It also highlights Prescriptive, Component Performance and Systems Analysis code compliance paths.


IGCC, LEED Volume 4 and the 2030 Challenge

The easiest way to go about environmentally friendly construction is to understand what that means. This webinar explains changes in volume 4 of LEED and IGCC Green Building Codes, and how they can help you reach the carbon-neutral goal of the 2030 Challenge.


Structural Masonry: Enduring a Natural Disaster

The inevitability of natural disasters is an unfortunate reality that we must plan for. An important key for a building to survive a natural disaster, especially earthquakes, is to allow for movement within the structure while minimizing large-scale damage. This webinar discusses the differences of anchored versus reinforced veneer and the structural movements that should be planned for.


Community Planning

Community building planning requires cost effective construction with efficient materials that will sustain generations within that community. This focus on longevity is perfect for masonry building materials, especially when wildfires are a concern. In this webinar the concept of community planning is explained using various communities in Colorado.