Design of unit masonry for weather resistance

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Journal titleJournal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Subjectmasonry products; durability; rain penetration; weatherability; clay bricks; Masonry
AbstractThe design of unit masonry for weather resistance requires consideration of many factors. The materials to be used must be selected from the point of view of their individual durability, and also of obtaining an integral combination, for if this is not achieved serious deterioration can occur in the masonry even if the materials in themselves are highly durable. The design of the building and the masonry also exert considerable influence on its weather resistance. Under conditions which are severe a high degree of protection against excessive wetting of the masonry may have to be afforded in the design of the building exterior in order to obtain satisfactory service. Weather-resistant walls are not ensured by any single factor. They result from the presence of a combination of favourable factors and the exclusion of those that are unfavourable.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Choix et assemblage des é léments de maçonnerie en vue de leur résistance aux intempéries
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NRC number3754
NPARC number20331481
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Record identifier3d7e02c5-e49c-4fe5-ad12-e88b158a29e7
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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