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  1. Is a 6" block back up wall suitable for 2 stories of a CMU cavity wall with around 4" of rigid insulation? Are there any special considerations?
  2. What is the difference between a cinder block and a concrete block?
  3. How do I measure the dimensional tolerance of a split face unit?
  4. In a northern climate, for an integrally insulated, fully grouted, single wythe wall, would the location of the dew point throughout the year be a factor in keeping the building leak-free? The air barrier requirement would be covered by the fully grouting, but would this assembly also need a vapor barrier?
  5. What is the best way to enter CMU into Comcheck?
  6. What are the available methods to mitigate moisture penetration of a concrete masonry assembly?
  7. What is the white powder-like substance I see on some masonry construction, as seen in the photo below?
  8. Are there minimum cover requirements for rebar in a reinforced concrete masonry wall?
  9. What are other alternative to increasing the fire rating of an assembly aside from altering the unit itself?
  10. What are the different parts of a CMU?
  11. How can I calculate the normalized web area of a CMU?
  12. When must rebar be placed in a CMU wall?
  13. What are some good resources that provide a comprehensive review of the structural design requirements for concrete masonry?