SmartWall Masonry Technical Docs


SmartWall Systems

There’s a reason that high performance lightweight concrete masonry made with expanded shale clay or slate lightweight aggregate, appropriately named SmartWall, is widely used in schools, big box retail and other projects. In a sustainable environment, the quality and economy of lightweight cmu walls makes SmartWall the material of choice by building designers and mason contractors in many parts of the country today.


SmartWall Systems® Guide Specification

Minimum net compressive strength 2500 psi and maximum concrete density of 93 lbs per cubic foot.


Energy Efficient Buildings with SmartWall Systems

Thermal mass, heat capacity, thermal bridges. R-values, ASHRAE energy code and the ENVSTD program


Insulating Concrete Masonry Theoretical Maximum "R" Values (T.A. Holm)

Heat flow, Series-parallel, Thermal resistance.


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.


Life Cycle Energy Cost Analysis

Shows that SmartWall Systems provides significant savings in all climates.


Lightweight CMU; a weight off our shoulders

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


Producing Structural Lightweight Concrete Block

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


SmartWall Systems® The Answers! Click here for Spanish Version

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.


High-Performance Concrete Masonry For the Mason Contractors

Covers Mason friendly, profitability, labor cost, Mason’s careers, productivity, women masons.


Systematically Building better Buildings

Reprint The Concrete Producer by Rick Yelton


Estimating Production

Maintain production history files on every masonry task. Reprint Masonry Construction by Carolyn Schierhorn