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ASTM C1692 - 11 Standard Practice for Construction and Testing of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry


Source: ASTM International

This practice applies to the materials and methods used in the construction of AAC masonry. It directly references the AAC materials standards under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee C27 and the workmanship requirements of TMS 602-08 / ACI 530.1-08 / ASCE 6-08 and supplements those workmanship requirements with additional requirements particular to AAC masonry.

1. Scope

1.1 This practice applies to construction and testing of masonry made of AAC units. It includes or references terminology, material specifications, and methods of test. It references specifications and test methods.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C476 Specification for Grout for Masonry
C1072 Test Methods for Measurement of Masonry Flexural Bond Strength
C1232 Terminology of Masonry
C1660 Specification for Thin-bed Mortar for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry
C1691 Specification for Unreinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry Units
C1693 Specification for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)
C1717 Test Methods for Conducting Strength Tests of Masonry Wall Panels
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E514 Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry
E518 Test Methods for Flexural Bond Strength of Masonry
E519 Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages

Other Standards
TMS602-08/ACI530.1-0 Specification for Masonry Structures

Index Terms

autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC); masonry; workmanship; Autoclaved aerated concrete units; Masonry;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

DOI: 10.1520/C1692-11

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