MICHAEL R. SHIRLAW, P.ENG.
The 1994 edition of CSA Standard A371, Masonry Construction for Buildings, is the third edition of this document since its introduction in 1980.
The Technical Committee on Masonry Construction thoroughly reviewed the content of the Standard in close collaboration with the Committees on Masonry Design and Masonry Connectors (CSA Standards S304 and A370, respectively). Revisions were made where any provisions were felt to be unclear and to ensure compatibility of requirements with the other Standards. In addition, new provisions were incorporated to expand the scope, to improve the Standard and the quality of masonry construction in general.
New or revised provisions address the following:
- Temporary bracing
- Tolerances in construction
- Anchorage, tying and bonding
- Lateral support
- Thin masonry