Amended versions of all three parts of BS 5628 Code of practice for the use of masonry'are now available from BSI Publications Sales (www. bsiglobal. com) lPart 1: 'Structural use of unreinforced masonry' includes updated wall tie provisions, wind load design and loading factors for earth retaining structures.
lPart 2: 'Structural use of reinforced and pre-stressed masonry' was published last year.
lPart 3: 'Materials and components, design and workmanship' incorporates a new version of BS 8000: Part 3:
'Workmanship on building sites - Code of practice for masonry' (also available separately).
An article giving further details of these codes and the British version of Eurocode 6 is available on the BDA website (www. brick. org. uk)