Building Information Modeling for Masonry Phase II Project; Masonry Unit Model Definition

Research purpose

This first Phase II proposal focuses on the development and prototyping of an electronic data model for masonry units. In this project, we will work with the initiative’s Material Supply Working Group to develop requirements for digital representation of masonry units. The project is denoted as the Masonry Unit Database or MUD. The goal is to develop a data model to capture all of the geometric and non-geometric information needed to select, specify and purchase masonry units.

Georgia Tech
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professor T. Russell Gentry
Industry champions

This project is sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NMCA); Jeff Elder – Western States Clay Products Association and Interstate Brick; David Biggs – BIM-M Initiative


Development of Masonry Unit Database and Implementation of Data Search and Export Tools (Web Based Search System, and BIM Plugin 3D Module Exporter) (03-13)
T. Russell Gentry, PI; Charles Eastman, co-PI; Shani Sharif, Graduate Research Assistant; Jeff Elder, Interstate Brick Project Manager