02.010.0313: Base of Wall – Single Wythe Block, Proprietary Flashing/Weeps

02.010.0313: Base of Wall – Single Wythe Block, Proprietary Flashing/Weeps This detail shows an 8” (nominal) split face concrete masonry (CMU) wall, base of wall condition. A proprietary system of flashing and weeps resides at the bottom of the cells, with mesh inserts to keep mortar from interfering with water exiting the wall through the…

02.010.0301: Foundation Dowel Alignment

02.010.0301: Foundation Dowel Alignment This detail shows a concrete masonry (CMU) wall in partial longitudinal section. In case the foundation dowels do not coincide with the center of the CMU cells, dowels may be bent 1” laterally for every 6” vertically. Vertical reinforcement overlaps the dowels to achieve sufficient development strength per structural design. Dynamic…

East Providence Fire Station #3, Providence, RI

Architects are always challenged with providing strong and durable, yet economical buildings. This is especially true when the building being designed represents fire safety for the community. Designing the new East Providence Fire Station was no different. Architects from The Providence Partnership selected brick, stone and cement stucco masonry as the materials of choice for the exterior veneer because of their strength, durability, and reputation as the safest building materials in the industry.

01.160.0201: Chimney Detail

01.160.0201: Chimney Detail This chimney cutaway shows the relationships between the clay flue liner (which is set in fireclay mortar), brick infill, face brick, and roof construction, with required separation from combustible materials. The chimney cap is cast-in-place reinforced concrete, with flashing below. Baby tins and counterflashing (not shown) resist moisture intrusion where the chimney…