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Masonry Design and Construction for Buildings
This is the first edition of CSA Standard CAN3—S304—M, Masonry Design and Construction for Buildings, and is written in SI (metric) units.
This Standard is technically compatible with, and may be used parallel with, 5304—1977, although it is not a soft converted version of that Standard but a hard rationalized metric Standard.
This Standard embraces the design and construction of plain and reinforced masonry based on empirical rules and engineering analysis.
The development of this Standard started in 1974 with the formation of a Joint CSA/NBC Committee on the Design of Plain and Reinforced Masonry, whose members are listed. The task of the Committee was to bring together relevant information on the present state—of—the—art of the design of masonry, reinforced and unreinforced, and along with practical rules of thumb regarding construction aspects to produce a comprehensive document to satisfy basic design and construction requirements.
Part 1, Plain and Reinforced Masonry, of Supplement No. 4 to the National Building Code of Canada 1977 was used as the basic source of information during the preparation of this Standard. Revisions and additions to the NBC clauses have been made where they were thought desirable or necessary.
This Standard was prepared by the Joint CSA/NBC Committee under the jurisdiction of the CSA Standards Steering Committee on Structures (Design) and was formally approved by these Committees as well as by the Associate Committee on the National Building Code of Canada. It was approved as a National Standard by the Standards Council of Canada.
This Standard applies to the design and construction of plain and reinforced masonry based on empirical rules or engineering analysis.