CSA - A370-94
Connectors for Masonry
|Publication Date:||1 February 1994|
This Standard applies to the following types of masonry connectors:
(a) ties used to interconnect the wythes of a wall;
(b) ties used to attach masonry veneer to its structural backing;
(c) anchors used to connect masonry walls to intersecting walls or to other structural members;
(d) anchors used to attach stone to its structural backing or to interconnect stone;
(e) fasteners used to secure masonry ties and anchors to structural elements; and
(f) repair connectors used in the restoration or improvement of existing masonry wall systems.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) connectors for precast concrete;
(b) connectors for prefabricated masonry panels; or
(c) fasteners used to attach equipment or fixtures to buildings.
Loads acting on connectors shall be determined in accordance with CSA Standard CAN3- S304 or S304.1.
Installation of masonry connectors shall be in accordance with CSA Standard A371.
Types of Connectors
This Standard recognizes three types of masonry connectors, as follows:
(a) conventional connectors;
(b) nonconventional connectors; and
(c) repair connectors.
Conventional connectors shall comply with the requirements of Clause 9 and all other Clauses of this Standard, except Clauses 1 O and 1 1. Nonconventional connectors shall comply with the requirements of Clause 10 and all other clauses of this Standard, except Clauses 9 and 11. Repair connectors shall comply with the requirements of Clause 11 and all other clauses of this Standard, except Clauses 9 and 10.