ERIC F.P. BURNETT AND JOHN F. STRAUBE

ABSTRACT

A number of publications have been produced and circulated that make design recommendations for the so-called pressure-equalized rainscreen (PER) portion of brick veneer wall systems. While these recommendations are not necessarily consistent or comprehensive, they do provide a set of consensus guidelines for design. This paper critically assesses the relevance to brick veneer wall systems of three of these documents. It is concluded that as-built brick veneer wall systems rarely, if ever, reach and maintain pressure equalization of wind affects across the screen.

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