Masonry 101 #5: Grout

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This lesson provides a comprehensive introduction to grouts and grouting for new masonry construction, especially for those who have little to no experience with masonry but find themselves needing to design or review projects. It describes the purpose of grout for masonry construction, both fine and coarse, as well as conventional and self-consolidating mixes, and desirable properties for all of these. It describes the materials that comprise grout and explains how grouts are specified, batched, mixed, and placed. Test methods for grout and preparation of test specimens are explained.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe fresh and hardened grout properties for masonry construction and describe the materials used to produce grout
  • Explain the two methods for specifying grout for masonry construction and reporting requirements (submittals)
  • Overview the proper construction practices for mixing and placing of traditional and self-consolidating grout
  • Review testing and quality assessment procedures

Presenter: Jamie Farny
Date Presented: November 18, 2020
Credit 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU
AIA Course Number: TMSMAS1015


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