Wind Resistant Design and Construction
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Learn what to consider when designing and building a structure to possess the ability to withstand both wind and time.Many builders, developers, and owners wish to utilize masonry construction in coastal, high wind environments. This product can be a great cladding for well-built waterfront or high wind locations when the owner knows what to look for regarding the inherent challenges using this material. Modern day brick relies on ties and hangers to support itself on the outside of a well-constructed wood framed building. Modern brick does not have the benefit of relying on mass to forgive variations of the water management specifications and small mistakes will magnify in these types of systems. This topic will leave you with a clear understanding of the important factors to consider when designing, owning, and building a structure to possess the ability to withstand both wind and time.
AuthorsJohn G. Minor, CGC, Complete, Inc.
Details to Ensure Success
• Securing a Code-Compliant Sheathing
• Structurally Sound Brick Ledge
• Installation of Weather Resistant Barrier
In Progress Testing and Quality Control
• Code Compliance
• Weep and Thru-Wall Flashing Inspection
• Brick Tie and Mortar
• Minimum Standards