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Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction
Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction
January 9, 2013 7:00 AM CST

Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction now available

A detailed definition of adequate bracing for masonry walls

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The updated Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction is now available to purchase.

The Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction was developed to provide mason contractors, general contractors, architects and engineers with a detailed definition of adequate bracing for masonry walls.

The Standard was developed to clarify the existing OSHA code. It was written by engineers, mason contractors and others familiar with the masonry industry to provide for the health and safety of our industry's employees.

The Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction provides:

  • Design requirements during the initial and intermediate periods
  • Design requirements for three different types of bracing systems - wood, steel pipe or cable
  • Tables and illustrations showing adequate bracing
  • Definitions of common wall bracing terms
  • Sample solutions to a number of design conditions
  • Commentary for further definition of the Standard
The Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction can be purchased online in the MCAA Store at www.masoncontractors.org/shop.


About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.

 

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