Masonry Veneer on Wood Mid-Rise Buildings

Masonry Veneer on Wood Mid-Rise Buildings

In 2015 the Ontario Building Code introduced changes allowing six-storey wood frame structures. The code requires non-combustible cladding on these buildings, making masonry veneer the preferred cladding material. There are many misconceptions in regards to the use of masonry veneer on wood frame structures in excess of 11m. The technical guidelines aims to clarify these misconceptions by introducing methods of incorporating and adhering full bed depth masonry to a six-storey wood frame. These technical guidelines will include certain design considerations which must be taken into account, including the proper use of shelf angles. Masonry Works will also review design considerations and fastening systems specific to six-storey applications which will provide architects and design professionals the technical tools needed to properly adhere masonry to six-storey wood frame.

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