There are many short and long term cost benefits from using concrete masonry.

Materials can often be assembled locally, reducing transportation costs, and because walls are built on site, less off-site fabrication is needed. On average, concrete masonry materials require half as many trips to the construction site as other materials.

Concrete masonry structures are durable, so they reduce maintenance costs over the life of the building. Concrete masonry is also safer, and this is reflected by lower insurance rates for concrete masonry buildings.

Energy costs over the long term are also lower, because concrete masonry buildings stay warmer or cooler for longer.

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