Masonry Construction

 

AIR provides the following codes for masonry construction:

Construction Code

Category

Description

111

Masonry

Use this option when the exterior walls are constructed of masonry materials, but detailed construction information is unavailable or unknown.

112

Adobe

Adobe construction uses adobe (clay) blocks with cement or cement-clay mixture as mortar. The roof consists of a timber frame with clay tiles or, in some cases, metal roofing.

113

Rubble Stone Masonry

Rubble stone masonry consists of low-rise perimeter load bearing walls composed of irregular stones laid as coursed or uncoursed rubble in a cement mortar bed, with floor and roof joists constructed with wood framing.

114

Unreinforced Masonry - Bearing Wall

Unreinforced masonry buildings consist of structures in which there is no steel reinforcing within a load bearing masonry wall. Floors, roofs, and internal partitions in these bearing wall buildings are usually of wood.

115

Unreinforced Masonry - Bearing Frame

Unreinforced masonry is used for infill walls of buildings with a bearing frame. In this structure type, the masonry is intended to be used not to support gravity loads, but to assist with lateral loads.

116

Reinforced Masonry

Reinforced masonry construction consists of load bearing walls of reinforced brick or concrete-block masonry. Floor and roof joists constructed with wood framing are common.

117

Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall (with MRF)

Reinforced masonry construction consists of load bearing walls of reinforced brick or concrete-block masonry. Reinforced masonry buildings with "Moment Resisting Frames" carry lateral loads by bending. "Shear Walls" are continuous reinforced brick or reinforced hollow concrete block walls extending from the foundation to the roof and can be exterior walls or interior walls.

118

Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall (without MRF)

Reinforced masonry construction consists of load bearing walls of reinforced brick or concrete-block masonry. "Shear Walls" are continuous reinforced brick or reinforced hollow concrete block walls extending from the foundation to the roof and can be exterior walls or interior walls.

119

Joisted Masonry

Masonry exterior walls with roof of combustible materials on non-combustible supports.

120

Confined Masonry

Confined masonry is a construction system in which plain masonry walls are confined on all four sides by reinforced concrete or reinforced masonry members. The walls themselves, however, carry all of the gravity and lateral loads.

 

Currently supported only for locations in Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Mexico, New Zealand, South America, South Korea, and Taiwan.

121

Cavity Double Brick

An unreinforced masonry construction type composed of two layers of bricks, common in many cities in Australia.

 

Currently supported only for locations in Australia.

 

 

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Touchstone 3.0 Updated December 02, 2016