Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

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One Nice Package

The Harris A. Smith Building embodies the spirit of the multi-disciplinary program. More

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Cracking veneer

Why aren’t brick veneers required to meet the allowable flexural strength requirements of brick masonry listed in the building code? In BIA Technical Note 28B, the stiffness of the backup wall is limited to L/600. Depending on the height of the wall, this figure can lead to stresses that greatly exceed the allowable flexural stresses in the masonry veneer. Won’t the masonry veneer crack under these conditions? More

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Red brick outside, gray inside

I cracked a red brick open and found it to be gray on the inside. Is this a problem? More

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