To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Masonry infill walls
From: William Keil <WJK(--nospam--at)brph.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 11:15:51 -0500
Nels you are correct. The term "terra cotta" to me means fired clay used
for ornamental work and roof/floor tile.
So I guess the question can be proposed, "Is terra cotta a structural clay
load-bearing wall tile or is structural clay load-bearing wall tile a terra
cotta block?" :o)
William J. Keil, P.E.
From: NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: Masonry infill walls
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.