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Re: Masonry infill walls

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William,

If the terra cotta is hollow clay tile blocks, specimens can be tested in 
accordance with ASTM C112 to determine whether they comply with ASTM C34 for 
Structural Clay Load-bearing Wall Tile.  Compliance would indicate that the 
infills probably have useful structural strength as infill bracing elements.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer