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TERM PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
(Single Family House)
ADDENDUM #1 – MASONRY WORK INSTRUCTIONS
Important: the original project scope of work (as shown on the plans) does not include any masonry work
at main and second levels. This addendum is issued to change this scope of work and include the following
• Use masonry exterior wall for main and second levels instead of the wall alternative which is
specified in project plans.
• Use brick veneer for the basement walls as shown in plans.
Masonry Exterior Wall Specifications:
1. Unit Masonry: Concrete Masonry Units, load-bearing, 8″ x 8″ x 16″, f’/m 1530, natural gray. Use
lintels where reinforced.
a. North, South and East elevations: Split-face one side
b. West (Rear) elevation: Standard (smooth face).
2. Masonry Reinforcement:
a. 2 #4 continuous rebar to be installed horizontally in first course, 1 #4 each course 2′-0″ vertically,
2 4# rebar above all openings and 2 #4 rebar at the top course.
b. 1-#5 vertical rebar shall be placed at 4′-0″ O.C. horizontally in all walls to match dowel spacing. 1-
#5 rebar shall be placed vertically on each side of wall openings
c. Add 10% to all rebar for lap and waste.
3. Mortar and Grout: Mortar and grout shall meet specifications as indicated by the Masonry Institute
of America and local codes. Solid grout shall attain a minimum strength of 2,000 psi
a. Mortar: Mortar is already included in RSMeans masonry block work items.
b. Grout: Use grout in Units with Reinforcement Only (see relevant Lecture Note)
4. Masonry Accessories: All masonry accessories shall include, but are not limited to, corner units,
halves, lintel block and sill block. Knock-out or deep-cut (“U”) bond beam block may be used in lieu
of lintel block.
5. Masonry Walls Insulation: Two types of insulation shall be installed in conjunction with the masonry
a. The loose-fill insulation shall be applied during masonry wall construction.
b. 2″ polystyrene insulation board (foam board) shall be installed on the interior side of the masonry
walls. The board shall be directly adhered with an adhesive recommended by the manufacturer.
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