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AS 2699.1:2020


Built-in components for masonry construction, Part 1: Wall ties

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This Standard specifies requirements for wall ties for use in tying together the leaves of cavity masonry walls, masonry veneer walls and loadbearing frames, and masonry veneer walls against a strong backing wall.
Published: 12/06/2020
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
1.4 Product conformity evaluation
1.5 New technologies
2 Performance criteria
2.1 Scope of section
2.2 Aim
2.3 Durability
2.3.1 General
2.3.2 Damage
2.3.3 Classification of materials
2.3.4 Durability criteria for wall ties
2.3.5 Alternative materials
2.3.6 Galvanic and chemical compatibility criteria for ties and fasteners
2.4 Resistance to water transfer
2.5 Embedment, movement and tolerance
2.6 Structural performance
2.6.1 Strength
2.6.2 Classification of Type A ties
3 Materials
3.1 Material selection
3.2 Alternative materials
4 Identification markings
4.1 Wall tie marking
4.2 Package marking
5 Testing
5.1 Availability of test reports
5.2 Testing and test reports
5.2.1 Minimum requirements for test reports
5.2.2 Testing of Type A wall ties
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 Coating thickness inspection method
A.3 Acceptance inspection and sampling
A.4 Thickness readings
A.5 Acceptance criteria
A.6 Wire products galvanized to AS/NZS 4534 or AS/NZS 4680
A.7 Test report
Appendix B
B.1 Scope
B.2 Initial type testing
B.3 Sampling and testing frequency
B.4 Retesting — Non-conforming product
B.4.1 Further samples
B.4.2 Successful retest
B.4.3 Rejection after retest
B.5 Documentation
Appendix C
C.1 General
C.2 Information to be supplied by the purchaser
C.3 Inspection
Appendix D
D.1 General
D.2 The relationship between atmospheric corrosivity categories and durability class of wall ties
Appendix E
E.1 General
E.2 Magnetic test
E.3 Chemical test
E.4 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) test
E.5 Laboratory test
Appendix F
F.1 Scope
F.2 Principle
F.3 Materials
F.4 Apparatus
F.5 Sample
F.6 Manufacture of specimens
F.6.1 Form of specimens
F.6.2 Construction
F.6.2.1 Cavity ties
F.6.2.2 Masonry veneer ties
F.6.2.3 Remedial ties
F.7 Preparation of specimens for testing
F.7.1 Age at testing
F.7.2 Selection of specimens
F.7.3 Setting up for testing
F.8 Test procedure
F.9 Determination of strength of individual ties
F.10 Abnormal test results
F.11 Calculation of the mean strength
F.12 Test report
Appendix G
G.1 Scope
G.2 Principle
G.3 Materials
G.4 Apparatus
G.5 Sample
G.6 Preparation for testing
G.6.1 Preparation of specimens
G.6.2 Setting up of specimens
G.6.2.1 Cavity ties
G.6.2.2 Masonry veneer ties
G.6.2.3 Remedial ties
G.7 Procedure
G.8 Acceptance criteria
G.9 Test report
Cited references in this standard
Paints and varnishes — Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems — Measurement of, and acceptance criteria for, the thickness of dry films on rough surfaces
ASTM A240/A240M
Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
Calibration and classification of force-measuring systems
Methods of test for metallic and related coatings, Method 1.4: Local thickness tests — Magnetic induction and eddy current methods
Masonry structures — Commentary (Supplement 1 to AS 3700:2018)
Content history
[Available Superseded]
DR AS 2699.1:2019