Masonry Instant Answers by Rochelle C. Jaffe

By Rochelle C. Jaffe

Rochelle Jaffe is an authorized architect and an authorized structural engineer. She is usually qualified as a building specifier (by the development Specification Institute) and as a unique inspector of structural masonry (by the overseas convention of establishing Officials). As a Senior venture advisor with NTH experts, Ltd., in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Ms. Jaffe focuses on research, overview, and rehabilitation of present, deteriorated, and broken masonry buildings, and has over twenty years' adventure during this field.Ms. Jaffe is a member of the yank Concrete Institute (ACI) and the yank Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As an lively member of The Masonry Society (TMS), she is a former member of the Board of administrators and a former editor of the magazine, serves at the layout Practices Committee, and is present chairperson of the Architectural Practices Committee. Her energetic participation within the ACI/ASCE/TMS Masonry criteria Joint Committee, the gang that authors the construction Code requisites for Masonry buildings (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) and the Specification for Masonry buildings (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602), contains serving as a former chair of the Stone Cladding Subcommittee.Ms. Jaffe has authored or co-authored journal articles and texts, in addition to various technical experiences regarding investigations of masonry buildings with fabric and architectural or structural deficiencies. She has spoken at various seminars and different technical features.

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The saturated weight is then recorded. 2 percent of the previously determined weight. This value is then recorded as the oven-dried weight. ASTM C 140 also discusses the method of measuring unit dimensions, and provides calculation methods and report procedures. The appendix to that standard contains worksheets for that use. STONE MASONRY UNITS Dimensioned stone masonry units are manufactured by quarrying the stone out of the earth, cutting the pieces to size, and finishing the exposed surfaces.

The facing may be resin, resin and inert filler, or cement and inert filler. The units are manufactured so that the surfaces that will be exposed to view in the final construction are the prefaced surfaces. 5 Special Concrete Block Shapes Masonry Units 23 ASTM C 744 “Standard Specification for Prefaced Concrete and Calcium Silicate Masonry Units” governs the manufacture of the facing only; properties of the concrete masonry unit body are regulated by specifying the relevant ASTM standard for the unit.

In absorption testing of marble, limestone, granite, and quartzbased stone, the same specimens used for specific bulk gravity (density) may be used for evaluation of absorption according to ASTM C 97. For absorption testing of slate, ASTM C 121 requires test specimens to be square or rectangular slabs from 3⁄16 to 5⁄16 inch thick and not less than 4 inches on any side. At least six slate specimens are required. 24 ASTM Standards for Testing Dimension Stone ASTM Std. No. 20 162 175 168 144 Limestone I Low Density II Med.

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