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Masonry codes amended

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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)

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