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NCMA Solutions Center: How is the bearing area of masonry prisms removed from existing construction determined?

From NCMA eNews
March 5, 2020

In order to calculate the compressive strength of a masonry prism, the proper minimum bearing area for the prism must be determined. ASTM C1314 states the procedure used to evaluate the net area of the prism. For more information, see FAQ 17-14.