Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.
On behalf of the Building Information for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M), IMI is preparing the Wall Systems Library (WSL) for January launch. Based on SketchUp and its companion LayOut program, WSL will benefit architects, engineers and contractors as it presents design and construction options in a systematic way and simplifies decision making.
Developer of moisture management solutions for masonry walls has added a 0.4-in.-thick size to its WallDefender line. Originally available in 1- and 2-in. thicknesses, the product helps curtail moisture damage to masonry cavity walls by preventing mortar droppings from blocking weep holes. It suspends droppings above flashing on two levels of its trapezoidal-shaped, open-weave mesh, while allowing water to flow through the mesh and exit the cavity.