BRICK AND CMU BLOCK
These pages are available to provide guidance regarding the use of Brick and CMU Block masonry. Please do not hesitate to contact the MIW office at 425-828-0433 if you need additional information or specific technical information not available here.
Integral insulated, partial-grouted masonry walls do comply with northwest energy codes. Architectural concrete masonry units can be exposed on both sides in many building designs providing attractive appearance, fire-resistance, and durable surfaces.
CMU walls can meet Oregon & Washington prescriptive codes through compliance with average U-Factors OR the integral insulated mass wall exception. The use of continuous insulation is an additional option, not a Requirement.