The MASS Software is Proudly Supported by National Masonry Design Programs
Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) and the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) formed a partnership to develop a new software program and make it available as a resource to engineers in Canada.
NMDP represents a Joint Venture Partnership between CMDC and CCMPA
Industry subsidized to be accessible to designers across Canada
License sales and renewals cover less than one third of operating expenses, including technical development, programming time, and offering access to comprehensive technical support provided by people who understand masonry design.
MASS is supported by industry partners as a proactive initiative for the engineering community
More about the Partners Supporting NMDP
The Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) is committed to providing masonry contractors and designers in Canada with tools and resources to facilitate the proper design and construction of masonry structures. CMDC provides technical assistance to designers and to a select group of masonry contractors who have joined together and accepted the responsibility of leading the masonry industry forward through their investment in the Canada Masonry Design Centre.
This program was developed using the similar design methods and rationale taught in our courses and found in our textbook. It provides quick, effective designs but also acts as a teaching aid for modern masonry design through the detailed intermediate data, dynamic equation display, and cross-references with current CSA Standards.
CMDC is proud to provide technical support to designers using a registered copy of the software.
The Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA), operating as Region 6 of the National Concrete Masonry Association, is the representative voice for the Canadian concrete block manufacturing industry. The Association serves concrete masonry producers and suppliers through support in areas such as standards, training, technological research, government relations, and marketing and communications.
Through these areas, CCMPA works to ensure the highest standards of quality and to maintain the industry’s strong market presence.