Quality control in preparing masonry mortar

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378627
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 5
Physical description6 p.
Subjectmortar; standards; quality control; safety factors; Mortar; Masonry
AbstractQuality control during mortar preparation can be improved by adherence to recommendations in Canadian Standards Association Standard A179 concerning on-site storage of materials, batching, and mixing procedures. The Specification contains a test method that will assist the mixer operator in determining sand bulking, and methods that the inspector can use to prepare specimens for compression tests and to determine the ratio between aggregate and cementitious material in fresh mortar. Proper use of these procedures and test methods will ensure more consistent mortar properties, improve the image of masonry in the eyes of the designer, minimize embarrassing colour variations, and could ultimately contribute to the reduction of safety factors in design codes.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1311
NPARC number20378627
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-09-29
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