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CSA A371

5th Edition, 2014

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Masonry construction for buildings

Includes all amendments and changes through Update 1, April 2015

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 5th Edition, 2014
  • Published Date: April 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CSA Group (CSA)
  • Page Count: 70
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Standard specifies minimum requirements for masonry materials and masonry construction.


1) Requirements for structural design of masonry are specified in CSA S304.

2) If a requirement specified in Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada differs from a requirement specified in this Standard, the requirement specified in this Standard should be followed.

3) General requirements for environmental separation are specified in Part 5 of the National Building Code of Canada.

This Standard does not apply to prefabricated panelized unit masonry construction.

In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.