Retention of masonry facades - best practice guide (C579)
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This publication provides best practice guidance for the safe, economic and practical retention of existing façades. It is intended to be the standard reference for all who have an active involvement in such projects. The guide covers both load-bearing masonry and masonry façades with embedded steel or reinforced concrete frames, generally constructed in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, and of varying size and complexity. It describes the planning, design and construction procedures for façade retention, the principal parties involved and their responsibilities, and the health and safety issues associated with this work.
Recommendations for various parameters to be used in the design of façade retention systems are given; based on wide-ranging industry consultations, a review of the substantial volume of literature available and a review of a variety of façade retention projects.
This detailed best practice guidance is complemented by CIRIA C589 Retention of masonry façades - best practice site handbook
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Author: Lazarus, D, Bussell, M and Ross, P
Number of pages: 332
Date of Publication: September 2003
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