This one-hour course for architects, engineers, planners, residential designers and specifiers discusses the components, manufacturing, features, and benefits of factory preblended mortar. It includes a discussion of specification standards and considerations when selecting masonry mortar. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished, the reader should be able to listthe constituents and their respective functions of masonry mortar, discuss the properties of masonry mortar that require consideration to facilitate a successful masonry project, discuss the green features of factory preblended mortar, state how factory preblendedmortar can fulfill prerequisites needed to obtain LEEDr credits, and compare the environmental benefits of specifying factory preblended mortar versus field mixed mortar. A ten question quiz follows the course.