Proposed ACI standard: Specification for Concrete Masonry Construction


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Title: Proposed ACI standard: Specification for Concrete Masonry Construction

Author(s): ACI Committee 531

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 72

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 614-627

Keywords: concrete blocks; concrete bricks; concrete con-struction; construction; construction materials; grout; grouting; masonry; materials handling; mortars (material);

Date: 11/1/1975

This specification is a reference standard which the architect/engineer may cite in the project specifications, together with the supplemental requirements for the specific project. lt is written in terse, imperative language, and is divided in four sections for ease of reference: (a) Definitions and Notation, (b) Masonry, (c) Reinforcement and Accessories for Masonry, and (d) Grout for Masonry. The document covers the materials and methods for construction Of concrete masonry structures, including concrete masonry units, mortar, grout, and reinforcement. Methods of bonding, anchoring abutting construction, and the rules for both low-lift and high-lift grouting are spe-cified.