Details of Typical Exterior Masonry Conditions are a good practice. In some simple projects they may not be required. However, by detailing the conditions, you create a basis for requiring the level of detail that the project should receive.
These details are suggested to specify any special configuration, construction and materials required for the conditions required at openings and joints in masonry construction.
The lintel schedule makes sure that someone is responsible for lintels at openings. The joint details address the fundamental condition that concrete block shrinks over time and brick expands over time. This minor movement can create major problems if not addressed during construction.
- This detail is suggested to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for the conditions required at the joints and openings in masonry construction.
- This detail can eliminate the need for specifications covering these conditions.
- These details are referenced in the plans and elevations as 'Typical'.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials.
- These details should be placed on the Exterior Details sheet, the A-500 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to designations shown here.
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Original post date 29APR13.