About Masonry Institute of America (MIA)

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The Masonry Institute of America was founded in 1957 under the name of Masonry Research. We are a promotion, technical and research organization established to improve and extend the use of masonry.

The Masonry Institute of America is primarily supported by Southern California union signatory masonry contractors through a labor-management contract between unions and contractors. We are active in California and throughout the United States in the development of national building codes, promoting new ideas and masonry work, improving existing building codes, conducting research projects, presenting design, construction and inspection seminars and writing technical and non-technical papers, all for the purpose of improving the masonry industry.

The Masonry Institute of America does not engage in the practices of architectural or engineering design of construction nor does it sell masonry building materials.

The Masonry Institute of America is extremely active in the development and distribution of seminars and publications that enhance the use of masonry.

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Masonry Institute of America
2807 Oregon Court, Ste. F6
Torrance, CA 90503-2635

Postal address
Post Office Box 3905
Torrance, CA 90510-3905

Telephone: (310) 257-9000

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