Masonry Grout Placement – Code Criteria
Many rules and code compliance criteria apply when masonry grout is placed into the concrete masonry unit (CMU) cells according to TMS 402/602 (Masonry Code).
Concrete Masonry Units, Fire Ratings, and Field Verification
The masonry society (TMS) and the TMS 402/602 masonry code only address field verification of the code compliance of concrete masonry units (CMUs) in a general way. It certainly does not specify field special inspections or testing during masonry construction intended to verify the fire rating of the project CMU. If the project special inspector does not verify that the field CMUs used during construction phases have the proper fire rating as required by the construction documents, who is going to do this?
Reinforcing Steel Code Compliance Criteria and CRSI
Check out this Speaking In Code BLAST for more information about concrete reinforcing steel.
Concrete Exposure Classes & Code Compliance Criteria
How does a person know which particular exposure class of concrete to use on each of the different types of concrete elements in the project? Read on!
Conflicts Between the CODE and Construction Documents
What do you do when there are conflicts between the project drawings and specifications? Learn more in this SIC Blast!
Pumping Concrete Successfully
Learn about what it takes to pump concrete successfully in this month’s Speaking in Code!
Project Earthwork Phases – Role of the Geotechnical Report
Check out the latest Speaking in Code Blast, all about the role of the geo report during earthwork.
Lesser-Known Soils Special Inspections
The special inspections and tests listed in IBC Chapter 18 are lesser-known. That said, they are still CODE and cover a lot of mandatory compliance criteria. Here’s the lowdown.
CELEBRATING SIX YEARS OF “SPEAKING IN CODE”
In May 2016, F&R distributed the first edition of “Speaking in Code” (SIC). It’s hard to believe, but “Speaking in Code” is six years old this month!
The Role of ACI 301, “Specifications for Structural Concrete”
This edition of Speaking in Code will discuss in some depth the role and purpose of the most functional, practical, and fun concrete standard of them all – ACI 301.
SPEAKING IN CODE – STRUCTURAL STEEL SPECIAL INSPECTIONS REQUIRED BY CODE
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Speaking in Code – Special Inspections of Reinforcing Steel
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