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3001 Guide Specification for Load-Bearing LWC 3001 Guide Specification for Load-Bearing Lightweight Concrete Masonry Units (Sept 1998)
3001.1 SmartWall Systems Guide Specification NEW Thumbnail 3001.1 SmartWall Systems® Guide Specification (May 2001)
Minimum net compressive strength 2500 psi and maximum concrete density of 93 lbs per cubic foot.
3201 Energy Efficient Buildings 3201 Energy Efficient Buildings with SmartWall Systems
Thermal mass, heat capacity, thermal bridges.  R-values,  ASHRAE energy code and the ENVSTD program
(Aug 2004)
3214.0 Insulating Concrete Masonry 3214.0 Insulating Concrete Masonry Theoretical Maximum "R" Values (T.A. Holm)
Heat flow, Series-parallel, Thermal resistance. (Jan 2002)
3220.082 SmartWall Systems 3220.1 SmartWall Systems®: We've Been Fired
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3384 Freezing and Thawing Resistance 3384 Freezing and Thawing Resistance of Segmental Retaining Walls (T.W. Bremner, J.P. Ries)
Commercially available Lightweight and Normalweight SRW, 13 suppliers, 33 concrete mixtures,
175 test samples. June 1996)
3530 Life Cycle Energy Cost Analysis 3530 Life Cycle Energy Cost Analysis
Shows that SmartWall Systems provides significant savings in all climates.
(Mar 2000)
3555 Recommended Combined Aggregate Gradation 3555 Recommended Combined Aggregate Gradation for High Quality Lightweight Concrete Masonry Units
Adopted by ASTM C 331
3600 Lightweight CMU 3600 Lightweight CMU; a weight off our shoulders (Feb 2004)
Although unit price may be slightly higher, increased productivity more than
offsets the expense when looking at costs in laying up a wall. Reprint Storypole, by Kyle Lochonic
3640.1 Producing Structural LWC 3640.1 Producing Structural Lightweight Concrete Block (Feb 1996)
Because of the greater porosity of lightweight aggregates, follow these procedures to ensure production
of top-quality concrete masonry units. Reprint Concrete Journal, by Carolyn Schierhorn
3650 SmartWall Systems 3650 SmartWall Systems® The Answers!   Click here for Spanish Version (Aug 2002)
Complete details how SmartWall helps owners, occupants, Architects, Engineers, Designers, Mason contractors,
and Block Manufacturers. Covers Fire resistance, Mason productivity, Energy efficiency and much more.
3650.3 High-Performance Concrete Masonry 3650.3 High-Performance Concrete Masonry For the Mason Contractors (Jan 1996)
Covers Mason friendly, profitability, labor cost, Mason's careers, productivity, women masons.
3650.4 Whole Bldg Energy Analysis Thumbnail 3650.4 Whole Building Energy Analysis for LEED® Credit - Big Box Buildings with Concrete Masonry Wall Systems
3650.8 Systematically Building Better Buildings 3650.8 Systematically Building better Buildings
Reprint The Concrete Producer by Rick Yelton (April 1999)
3650.9 Best Practices Single-Wythe - Long Form 3650.9 Best Practices for Keeping Single-Wythe Concrete Block Masonry Dry - Long Form  (June 2013) NEW RELEASE!
3650.91 Single-Wythe - Short Form 3650.91 Design and Construction of Dry Single-Wythe Lightweight Concrete Masonry Exterior Walls - Short Form  (June 2013)   NEW RELEASE!
3700.0 Construction with the Speed of Light 3700.0 Construction with the Speed of Light
Shows the corrolation between block weight and mason productivity.
3700.4 Estimating Production 3700.4 Estimating Production
Maintain production history files on every masonry task.
Reprint Masonry Construction by Carolyn Schierhorn (March, 1995)