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Chapter 9 Masonry

CHAPTER 9 MASONRY

SICC-901 GENERAL

SICC-901.1 Scope. The requirements of this chapter and NCSBC-1704.5 shall apply when construction includes masonry building elements as listed in SICC-302.5. All masonry construction shall comply with NCSBC-2104 (see SICC-1004 for construction in cold or hot weather).

SICC-902 FABRICATION AND ERECTION DOCUMENTS

The masonry fabrication and erection documents, including construction bracing designs and mortar and grout mix designs, shall be submitted for review and approval to the AR, SER prior to masonry construction. The GC shall provide AR/SER-approved fabrication and erection documents for use by the SIER to conduct special inspections during construction.

SICC-903 SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

The SIER shall perform special inspections of masonry construction, for conformance with County approved documents and in accordance with NCSBC-1704.5, NCSBC-Table 1704.5.1, and NCSBC-Table 1704.5.3, depending upon the classification of the building or structure as an “essential” or “nonessential” facility and the type of masonry design as “empirical” or “engineered” masonry. (An “essential” facility usually means occupancy for disaster prevention or response, and “engineered” masonry usually means structural loadbearing masonry.)

NCSBC-1704.5 Masonry construction. Masonry construction shall be inspected and evaluated in accordance with the requirements of this section, depending on the classification of the building or structure or nature of occupancy, as defined by this code (see Tables 1604.5 and 1616.2).

Exception: Special inspections shall not be required for:

  • 1.

    Empirically designed masonry, glass unit masonry, or masonry veneer designed by Section 2109, 2110, or ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 Chapters 5, 6 or 7 when they are part of nonessential buildings (see Tables 1604.5 and 1616.2).

  • 2.

    Masonry foundation walls constructed in accordance with Table 1805.5(1), 1805.5(2),

    • 1805.5

      (3) or 1805.5(4).

NCSBC-1704.5.1 Empirically designed masonry, glass unit masonry and masonry veneer in essential facilities. The minimum inspection program for masonry designed by Chapter 14, Section 2109 or 2110, or by Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402, in essential facilities (see Table 1604.5 and Section 1616.2) shall comply with Table 1704.5.1.

NCSBC-1704.5.2 Engineered masonry in nonessential facilities. The minimum special inspection program for masonry designed by Section 2106, 2107 or 2108, or by chapters other than Chapters 5, 6, or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE5/TMS 402, in nonessential facilities (see Table 1604.5 and Section 1616.2) shall comply with Table 1704.5.1.

NCSBC-1704.5.3 Engineered masonry in essential facilities. The minimum special inspection program for masonry designed by Section 2106, 2107 or 2108, or by chapters other than Chapters 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE5/TMS 402, in essential facilities (see Tables 1604.5 and 1616.2) shall comply with Table 1704.5.3.

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