More city planners are managing urban sprawl’s effect on their communities’ commercial buildings and housing quality through building ordinances that require more masonry in new construction.
MASONRY CODES & ORDINANCES
Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies
The purpose of the Guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies is to assist architects, engineers, preservationists, and code officials in evaluating the fire safety of older buildings by providing documentation on the fire-related performance of a wide variety of archaic building materials and assemblies, and, for those cases where documentation cannot be found, by providing ways to evaluate general classes of archaic materials and assemblies. Download PDF>
Over the years, Orland Park’s masonry standards in the building code have evolved, currently, the Village’s architectural design standards require face brick or stone on not less than fifty (50) percent of exterior walls and face brick or stone on ninety (90) percent of each first floor elevation or ground levels of all residential dwellings. Read more >
Two types of veneer are predominantly used in today’s built environment. Most prominent is anchored veneer, which is constructed with brick set in mortar anchored to concrete masonry, wood stud or metal stud backup systems. Masonry as we traditionally know it. The other is adhered veneer. It’s different from an anchored veneer! There are different installation requirements for these types of adhered veneers.