New techniques and products for drainage, ventilation, and attachment are changing the rules for an age-old construction method: masonry. Construction Canada’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a detailed look at the technical aspects of designing masonry wall assemblies and restoring deteriorated masonry.
Building with Masonry is a four-part e-book covering adhered masonry walls, stacked stone, energy code compliance, and rebuilding aging masonry.
Readers will learn why drainage and ventilation planes must be used for adhered masonry walls in order to meet more stringent energy standards, and techniques to meet the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings requirements using the trade-off compliance path.
In addition, the improper use of traditional masonry ties and stacked stone in thin cladding projects is discussed.
Finally, a case study presents the restoration of multi-wythe brick masonry on all four sides of a clock tower in Huntsville, Ont.
Download the Building with Masonry e-book in two different formats—pdf or digital edition—by visiting https://constructioncanada.net/ebook/hb-building-with-masonry-e-book/