Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #2: Masonry Systems
This session discusses the typical masonry exterior wall systems, commonly referred to as transitional masonry wall systems and how to identify them. These wall systems combine aspects of both load-bearing masonry and modern curtain wall systems having structural frames. The unique features of such construction are examined along with how these systems work structurally, how they deteriorate, and how they manage water, temperature, air, and vapor transmission. Knowing how these wall systems behave will assist in determining what repair methods and procedures to use.
During Existing Masonry Night School: Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures, instructors discuss the most common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945.