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    Masonry Structures

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  14-02-2018

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies minimum requirements for the design and construction of unreinforced, reinforced and prestressed masonry, including built-in components.

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    This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design and construction of masonry of the following types:(a) Unreinforced, reinforced and prestressed masonry using manufactured units of clay or concrete laid in mortar.(b) Unreinforced masonry using manufactured calcium silicate units laid in mortar.(c) Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry laid in thin-bed mortar.(d) Square-dressed natural stone laid in mortar.This Standard does not provide for the following:(i) Design values or material properties for the design and construction of masonry incorporating square-dressed natural stone. The wide variations in properties of natural stone require that each case be considered individually for the determination of relevant design values.(ii) Specific requirements for prefabricated masonry panels or masonry in composite action with steel or concrete structural members; however, the principles of this Standard may be used for such types of construction.(iii) Specification for design and construction of AAC laid in other than thin-bed mortar; however, for masonry so constructed the principles of this Standard may be used.NOTE: This Standard assumes the structural design of masonry is entrusted to experienced structural engineers or similar appropriately qualified persons, and that the execution of such work is carried out under the direction of appropriately qualified persons who are experienced in masonry construction and who understand the structural requirements specified herein.

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    Committee BD-004
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    Originated in part as AS CA32—1963.Previous edition AS 3700—2011.Fifth edition AS 3700:2018. Originated in part as AS CA32-1963. Previous edition AS3700-2011. Fifth edition AS3700:2018.

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    AS 1478.1-2000 Chemical admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout Admixtures for concrete (Reconfirmed 2018)
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    AS 3972-2010 General purpose and blended cements
    AS 1530.4:2014 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance tests for elements of construction
    AS 2701-2001 Methods of sampling and testing mortar for masonry construction (Reconfirmed 2015)
    AS/NZS 3582.3:2016 Supplementary cementitious materials Amorphous silica
    AS/NZS 4456.11:2003 Masonry units, segmental pavers and flags - Methods of test Determining coefficients of expansion
    AS 5100.7:2017 Bridge design Bridge assessment
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    AS 5100.8:2017 Bridge design Rehabilitation and strengthening of existing bridges
    AS 5100.9:2017 Bridge design Timber
    AS/NZS 2904:1995 Damp-proof courses and flashings
    AS/NZS 4456.4:2003 Masonry units, segmental pavers and flags - Methods of test Determining compressive strength of masonry units
    AS/NZS 2699.1:2000 Built-in components for masonry construction Wall ties
    AS 2758.1:2014 Aggregates and rock for engineering purposes Concrete aggregates
    AS 4055-2012 Wind loads for housing
    AS 1397-2011 Continuous hot-dip metallic coated steel sheet and strip - Coatings of zinc and zinc alloyed with aluminium and magnesium
    AS 1391-2007 Metallic materials - Tensile testing at ambient temperature
    AS 1170.4-2007 Structural design actions Earthquake actions in Australia (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 4456.10:2003 Masonry units, segmental pavers and flags - Methods of test Determining resistance to salt attack
    AS/NZS 4680:2006 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 3600-2009 Concrete structures
    AS 3582.2:2016 Supplementary cementitious materials Slag - Ground granulated blast-furnace
    AS/NZS 4791:2006 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on ferrous open sections, applied by an in-line process (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 4456.12:2003 Masonry units and segmental pavers and flags - Methods of test Determining coefficients of contraction
    AS/NZS 2699.3:2002 Built-in components for masonry construction Lintels and shelf angles (durability requirements)
    AS 5100.2:2017 Bridge design Design loads
    AS 1672.1-1997 Limes and limestones Limes for building
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS 4100-1998 Steel structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2193-2005 Calibration and classification of force-measuring systems (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 1316-2003 Masonry cement
    AS/NZS 4455.1:2008 Masonry units, pavers, flags and segmental retaining wall units Masonry units (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 2312.2:2014 Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings Hot dip galvanizing
    AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
    AS/NZS 3582.1:2016 Supplementary cementitious materials Fly ash
    AS 5100.4:2017 Bridge design Bearings and deck joints
    AS 5100.1:2017 Bridge design Scope and general principles
    AS 4672.1:2007 Steel prestressing materials General requirements
    AS 2870-2011 Residential slabs and footings
    AS 2312.1:2014 Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings Paint coatings
    AS 5100.5:2017 Bridge design Concrete
    AS 3700 Supp 1-2012 Masonry structures - Commentary (Supplement 1 to AS 3700 - 2011)
    AS/NZS 4671:2001 Steel reinforcing materials
    AS/NZS 2699.2:2000 Built-in components for masonry construction Connectors and accessories
    AS 4312-2008 Atmospheric corrosivity zones in Australia
    AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 Structural design actions Wind actions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 5100.6:2017 Bridge design Steel and composite construction
    AS/NZS 4534:2006 Zinc and zinc/aluminium-alloy coatings on steel wire
    AS 5100.3:2017 Bridge design Foundation and soil-supporting structures

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