Brick and concrete masonry are two of the construction methods that are often used in our times as these methods are economical and durable. Both of these methods make use of smaller elements such as bricks and CMUs which are bonded together with mortar to create a structurally stable walls. Brick and concrete masonry are laid out to create patterns that visual pleasant to the eye. In my opinion, the  greatest advantage of this method of construction is that bricks and CMUs are fire resistant and does not require additional fire proofing as other materials such as wood or steel. The CMUs are larger than bricks so the concrete masonry is a more efficient method to construct the building faster, however in my opinion the brick masonry patterns make the building look better. The good thing is that these methods can be combined so the bricks can be used for the face of the exterior wall and CMUs can be stacked behind the bricks