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NCMA Solutions Center: Bracing CMU walls during construction

October 12, 2018

NCMA eNews October 4, 2018 While concrete masonry walls are being constructed, it is important to ensure the stability of the masonry walls to provide life safety and protection for construction workers. During construction, several strategies can be implemented to ensure life safety which include external and/or internal bracing of CMU wall, and having evacuation…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Can concrete masonry be used to build foundation walls?

September 25, 2018

NCMA eNews September 20, 2018 Yes. Concrete masonry is a durable and energy efficient material that also has the strength to be used in constructing foundation walls. CMU foundation walls are built on concrete footings and is properly detailed to prevent any moisture infiltration. For more details on concrete masonry foundation walls, see TEK 5-3A…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Are there dimensional requirements for loadbearing concrete masonry units?

September 18, 2018

NCMA eNews September 6, 2018 Yes. The dimensions of concrete masonry units (CMU) must meet the requirements of ASTM C90, Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units. ASTM C90 provides minimum dimension requirements as well as permissible variations for CMU. For more on CMU configuration, see TEK 2-5B New Concrete Masonry Unit Configurations Under ASTM…
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NCMA Solutions Center: What is the function of anchored veneer?

August 25, 2018

From NCMA eNews August 16, 2018 The main function of anchored veneer is to provide an architectural facade and to prevent water penetration into the building. Anchored veneers are non-loadbearing and the structural properties are neglected in design. For more information on anchored veneer, see TEK 5-1B Concrete Masonry Veneer Details.
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