In addition to custom education programs, IMI offers a virtual tool. The “Masonry Detailing Series” includes nearly 40 IMI recommended details to help both designers and builders upgrade their specifications and construction practices on a wide range of topics, including flashing.

The series has an interactive, multimedia format that includes drawings, images, narratives, animated details, product samples, technical data sheets, specifications, and movies. All these tools are downloadable.

IMI Co-Chair Fred Kinateder, president of Kinateder Masonry Inc., Waukesha, Wisc., explained that the “Masonry Detailing Series” is an essential part of the group's tool kit for educating masons and clarifying points with architects.

The drawings above show two of the details in the series.

To see the “Masonry Detailing Series” in action, visit