Corrosion of metal ties in masonry cladding

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 7
Physical description4 p.
AbstractMetal ties are the interfaces, so to speak, between the masonry and the framing of a building. Keeping the interfaces intact keeps the system intact. This may sound a bit like a cliché, until, of course, the sound of collapsing masonry cladding drowns it out. Keeping the interfaces intact or rather, ensuring the durability of metal ties, depends on the materials used, the conditions to which they are exposed and the care with which they have been installed. These measures and more are all aimed at preventing corrosion. For example, the choice of material is closely linked to the thickness and completeness of the layer of zinc galvanizing a metal tie.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : La corrosion des agrafes métalliques dans les parements de façade en maçonnerie
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NRC number41904
NPARC number20326056
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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