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NCMA Solutions Center: Can full-height concrete masonry walls be used with metal building systems?

July 9, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 3, 2019 Yes. Full-height concrete masonry walls can be used with metal building systems. Exterior partial-height or wainscot walls, and interior loadbearing walls or nonloadbearing walls can also be used with metal building systems. For more information on concrete masonry walls and metal building systems, see TEK 5-5BIntegrating Concrete Masonry Walls With…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Can a firestopping concrete masonry wall have penetrations?

February 18, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 14, 2019 Yes. A firestopping concrete masonry wall can have penetrations providing that the penetration conforms to the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). The penetrating item has to conform to the material requirements that the IBC lays out as well as the dimension limits the IBC specifies for penetrations through firestopping…
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