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NCMA Solutions Center: Is there any guidance available for crack control in high seismic areas for concrete masonry walls?

February 12, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 7, 2019 Yes. The “Engineered Method” is a method that was developed to provide a rational approach to crack control, particularly for high seismic areas. The engineered method uses a Crack Control Coefficient (CCC) which indicates anticipated wall movement, and is determined based on mix design of units, production, and curing methods. For…
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Grenfell-style cladding removed from only 15% of high-rises in UK

February 12, 2019

NCMA eNewsFebruary 7, 2019 Thousands of people are living in fear after it was revealed that dangerous Grenfell Tower-style cladding has only been removed from 15% of high-rise buildings identified by the government of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the disaster, official figures show. Only 67 of 437 buildings in England above 18 meters…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Are there code requirements for inspecting concrete masonry?

January 25, 2019

NCMA eNewsJanuary 24, 2019 Yes. There are minimum code requirements for inspecting concrete masonry. In some instances, local municipalities may have their own minimum inspection requirements for concrete masonry, which affects code requirements in one way or the other. The level of inspection is dependent upon the owner’s need and can be as simple as…
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