Climate Change Adaption for Masonry Material, Construction and Design

Climate change is having an affect all aspects of everyday life. In some regions, climate change could also have a negative impact on buildings. To help cope with these expected issues, we will be reviewing the Canadian masonry design standards in order to identify specific aspects of masonry construction that need special attention in their design to ensure our buildings continue to be durable as the local climate in various regions across the country changes. This project will bring together a developing masonry researcher, the expertise of the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC), and staff from the CSA Group to study and report on the necessary changes. This project will benefit the CMDC by promoting the use of masonry construction, and the CSA Group will be able to use the final report to aid in the development of the next updates to the Canadian masonry design standards.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dan Palermo;Usman Khan


Adrien Sparling


Canadian Standards Association


Engineering - civil


Professional, scientific and technical services


York University



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