Masonry Testing 101

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Proper testing of masonry products is essential to ensure that materials meet project requirements. There are many mistakes that can be made during product testing, and most of these mistakes can lead to jobs being delayed or stopped, and usually require costly follow-up to determine if there are problems with the resulting construction. Proper testing procedures for masonry products is covered in this lesson and typical mistakes made will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the common tests required by the building code for testing of masonry units, materials and assemblies.
  • Understand the proper procedures for performing testing of masonry materials according to ASTM standards.
  • Learn the requirements for masonry material testing equipment according to ASTM standards.
  • Identify common errors that occur during testing and how to correct them.

Presenter: Nicholas Lang
Date Presented: April 12, 2018
Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU