new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association

about the nzcma

The New Zealand Concrete Masonry Association (NZCMA) endeavours to advance the wellbeing of the concrete masonry industry by executing a work programme that addresses issues of short and long-term importance.

NZCMA objectives include maintaining a commitment by its members to manufacture products that comply with AS/NZS 4455 and NZS 3116, promoting the architectural and engineering uses of concrete masonry both in building and civil engineering, providing representation to public and private sectors, as well as developing and supporting the technical competence of the masonry trade.

Current NZCMA members are

  • Aitkens Concrete
  • Firth Industries
  • Holcim (NZ) Ltd
  • Horizon International Ltd
  • Mitchell Concrete Ltd
  • Oamaru Shingle Supplies
  • Upper Hutt Masonry

Concrete Masonry Manual Revised

The NZCMA, in partnership with the Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ), has updated the Concrete Masonry Manual.

The Manual was created in the late 1970s as a guide to the design and construction of concrete masonry; a staple material of the construction industry that encompasses reinforced concrete block and concrete block veneer, along with concrete block paving and flagstone paving for pedestrian walkways.

Periodically reviewed over the decades as Standards change, the Manual’s last major review was in 1999, although the Design Section was up-graded in 1999 and 2004 to match the issues of NZS 4229 Concrete Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Engineering Design and NZS 4230 Design of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Structures.

The NZCMA recently decided to completely update the technical contents of the Manual, and to make it available on this website where it can be freely downloaded in sections as required.

Download the Manual