Active Standard: C652 - 13
In December 2009 the Executive Committee of C 15 decided a statement should be developed that does not endorse the use of C 15 standards for masonry units to validate new products made from materials that are not within the materials and manufacture limits defined for each standard. The statement encouraged proponents of new masonry units to provide appropriate physical property requirements and performance indicators of their products for new standards. It was recommended that the requirements must be included in the individual standards. As a result C216 was recently modified and now C652 is undergoing a similar revision. Specifications for existing masonry units include requirements that are explicit, such as minimum compressive strength, stipulated by limitations on constituent materials and dimensional properties. They do not include implicit properties of the units. For units produced using traditional materials, these implicit properties have been proven through many years of experience. When accepting units of non-traditional materials it is important that those units demonstrate long-term performance implied by the explicit requirements, and that the units meet the implicit properties. To emphasize this point, an addition has been drafted for inclusion into the scope of ASTM C 652.
Keywordsappearance requirements; clay; fired masonry unit; hollow brick; hollow building brick; hollow facing brick; masonry construction; physical properties; shale; Shale; Brick--specifications; Appearance of materials--specifications; Chemical-resistant brick--specifications; Chemical-resistant materials/products--specifications; Chemical-resistant monolithic surfacings--sapecifications; Clay products (structural)--brick (specifications); Fired masonry unit; Hollow facing brick; Hollow load-bearing masonry units; Loadbearing masonry units--specifications; Masonry units--specifications; Physical properties/dimensions/characteristics ;
Ballot Item Approved as C652-2013 and Pending Publication