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Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations by David Kent Ballast

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Chapter 4B. Masonry

Properties and Coursing of Brick

The tables included in this part provide a variety of reference data for unit masonry and stone. In addition to basic physical properties and sizes, there is information to help you design and detail proper dimensions, select finishes, and understand tolerances. For concrete masonry units, the tables give a quick and easy way to select the proper construction assemblies for thermal and fire resistance. Finally, there is a table to help determine the correct dimensions for fireplaces.

Table 4B-1. Typical Material Properties of Brick

<source>Source: Brick Institute of America.</source>

Material

Face Brick, ASTM C 216

Building Brick ASTM C 62

Paving Brick, ASTM C 902

Hollow Brick,ASTM C 652[b]

Mortar or ...

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