This two-page chart compares the performance characteristics of various masonry wall configurations. The author compares eight wall types: cavity, composite, masonry-bonded hollow, rib, reinforced brick, reinforced block or hollow brick, single-wythe of hollow units, and solid. He rates them on resistance to

  • heat transmission
  • sound transmission
  • lateral loads
  • fire
  • water infiltration

Grimm also compares their conduit flexibility and costs.