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Granite Cladding (without mechanical fasteners)

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Building Code of Canada 'classification Vancouver's specifications are as
Seismic Zone = 4
Za (acceleration related seismic zone) = Zv (velocity related seismic zone)
= 4.0   
v = 0.20 (zonal velocity ration)

I spoke to one of the colleagues here. He said similar applications have
been done. 
However the issue is the appropriate installation method and adhesive agent.
The problem with temperature expansion also effects in long run.
I need the information about the "proven" installation procedure.

Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
>Tom Chiu wrote:
>I doubt that adhesive agent for granites is applicable in earthquake
>countries.  Isn't Vancouver Zone 2 or 3?
>Good luck,
>Tom Chiu, SE

>>K. Hemmatyar wrote:
>> I am presently working on a project which involves the design of
>> installation method of Granite Cladding on a new 4 storey concrete frame
>> building. The Granites are 18"x18"x3/4" and the contractor prefers to
>> install them by adhesive agent (without using mechanical fasteners) directly
>> on the exposed concrete.
>> If you have some recommendations, please advise.
>> Thanks in Advance