The Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) is the peak body that represents Australia’s concrete masonry manufacturers. Concrete Masonry covers bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining walls.
CMAA publishes free technical manuals, data sheets and fact sheets, provides advice and workshop courses to architects, engineers, specifiers, educators and designers on concrete masonry walling, retaining walls, paving and permeable paving.
CMAA works in partnership with key stakeholders – local Councils, state and federal governments, government agencies, universities and RTO’s, Standards Australia, architects, engineers, specifiers and educators and industry associations to support the concrete masonry industry.
CMAA’s National Technical Committee monitors, develops and researches concrete masonry industry technical issues and provides direction and support to Standards Australia that develops Masonry Codes and Standards. CMAA develops Masonry Design Courses for undergraduate and master’s students in association with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Wollongong (UOW).
The Association co-hosts the annual Think Brick Awards that rewards innovative architecture in concrete masonry. CMAA also hosts the biennial Golden Trowel Competition, a national blocklaying competition to encourage excellence among brick and blocklaying apprentices.