T.T.W. brick walls

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Journal titleJournal of Canadian Ceramic Society
Pages5760; # of pages: 4
Subjectbrickwork; walls; structural brickwork; quality control; weatherability; dimensional stability; Brick; maconnerie de brique; mur; briquetage structural; controle de qualite; resistance aux intemperies; stabilite dimensionnelle
Abstract"T.T.W." (through-the-wall) bricks are designed to provide a single-wythe wall, in contrast to traditional contruction of a facing wythe backed with additional wythes of brick, block or tile. T.T.W. bricks are not new, but have come into extensive recent use in Canada because thin, single-wythe walls possess useful structural properties. The development of T.T.W. brick construction, the weather resistance and dimensional stability of T.T.W. brick walls, and problems of quality control of structural walls of this type are reviewed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13865
NPARC number20374569
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Record created2012-07-23
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