Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) is a non-profit association established in 1977. As an association of concrete masonry block manufacturers, CMACN’s mission is to strengthen the masonry industry in California and Nevada by providing technical information resources on concrete masonry for design professionals, protect and advance the interests of the concrete masonry industry, develop new and existing markets for concrete masonry products and coordinate our members’ efforts in solving common problems within the masonry industry.
Resiliency is an important aspect of CMACN’s work developing, monitoring and coordinating test programs, research projects and specification updates. CMACN believes the durability and longevity of concrete masonry buildings mean nothing if not resilient to California and Nevada’s natural disasters. We both receive and disseminate recommendations for improved product use and resiliency, and provide published technical and educational data to the concrete masonry industry to help ensure masonry buildings are built, maintained and restored with safety and resiliency in place.
USRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a leading organization for implementing
and disseminating rating systems that describe the
performance of buildings during earthquakes and other
natural hazard events.