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Can the fire resistance rating of an existing, single wythe concrete masonry wall be improved by adding wall finishes?
Can the fire resistance rating of an existing, single wythe, hollow concrete masonry wall be improved by filling the cells?
How does one determine the fire resistance rating of a single wythe concrete masonry wall when only some of the cells are grouted?
When should ladder-type joint reinforcement be used and when should truss-type joint reinforcement be used?
Are there Code requirements for joint reinforcement in masonry laid in stack bond?
Are there Code requirements, in addition to horizontal reinforcement, for masonry laid in stack bond?
Can heavy-duty 3/16-inch joint reinforcement be specified and used in a standard 3/8-inch thick mortar joint?
Can horizontal joint reinforcement be field fabricated to create 90 degree corners?
How is mortar for masonry construction specified?
How do I determine what mortar Type to specify?
When should mortar cube testing be performed?
Is the compressive strength of mortar important?
Are steel shelf angles required to support masonry veneer with block backup?
What are the industry recommendations on recesses in masonry veneer?
What are the industry recommendations for banding dissimilar masonry veneer materials?
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