ASTM C1232 - 12

    Standard Terminology of Masonry

    Active Standard ASTM C1232 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard incorporates generic terms and generic definitions of terms specifically associated with manufactured masonry units and masonry constructed with manufactured masonry units. These generic terms and definitions are used within the standards developed by Committee C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.

    1.2 This standard incorporates terms and definitions of terms associated with the standards specific to clay masonry units, in particular to Specifications C32, C34, C56, C62, C126, C212, C216, C279, C410, C530, C652, C902, C1088, C1167, C1261, C1272, and C1405, and to Test Methods C67.

    1.3 This standard incorporates terms and definitions of terms associated with the standards specific to concrete masonry units in particular to Specifications C55, C73, C90, C129, C139, C744, C1319, C1372, C1491, C1623, and C1634 and to Test Methods C140, C426, and C1262.

    1.4 This standard incorporates terms and definition of terms associated with the standards specific to autoclaved aerated concrete masonry units in particular to Practice C1692 and to Specifications C1386, C1691, and C1693.

    1.5 This standard incorporates terms and definitions of terms associated with the standards specific to clay and concrete roofing tile units in particular to Specifications C1167 and C1492 and to Test Methods C1568, C1569, and C1570.

    1.6 For terminology specific to mortar and grout, see Terminology C1180.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C32 Specification for Sewer and Manhole Brick (Made From Clay or Shale)

    C34 Specification for Structural Clay Load-Bearing Wall Tile

    C55 Specification for Concrete Building Brick

    C56 Specification for Structural Clay Nonloadbearing Tile

    C62 Specification for Building Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made From Clay or Shale)

    C67 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile

    C73 Specification for Calcium Silicate Brick (Sand-Lime Brick)

    C90 Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units

    C126 Specification for Ceramic Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile, Facing Brick, and Solid Masonry Units

    C129 Specification for Nonloadbearing Concrete Masonry Units

    C139 Specification for Concrete Masonry Units for Construction of Catch Basins and Manholes

    C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units

    C212 Specification for Structural Clay Facing Tile

    C216 Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale)

    C279 Specification for Chemical-Resistant Masonry Units

    C410 Specification for Industrial Floor Brick

    C426 Test Method for Linear Drying Shrinkage of Concrete Masonry Units

    C530 Specification for Structural Clay Nonloadbearing Screen Tile

    C652 Specification for Hollow Brick (Hollow Masonry Units Made From Clay or Shale)

    C744 Specification for Prefaced Concrete and Calcium Silicate Masonry Units

    C902 Specification for Pedestrian and Light Traffic Paving Brick

    C936 Specification for Solid Concrete Interlocking Paving Units

    C1088 Specification for Thin Veneer Brick Units Made From Clay or Shale

    C1167 Specification for Clay Roof Tiles

    C1180 Terminology of Mortar and Grout for Unit Masonry

    C1261 Specification for Firebox Brick for Residential Fireplaces

    C1262 Test Method for Evaluating the Freeze-Thaw Durability of Dry-Cast Segmental Retaining Wall Units and Related Concrete Units

    C1272 Specification for Heavy Vehicular Paving Brick

    C1319 Specification for Concrete Grid Paving Units

    C1372 Specification for Dry-Cast Segmental Retaining Wall Units

    C1386 Specification for Precast Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Wall Construction Units

    C1405 Specification for Glazed Brick (Single Fired, Brick Units)

    C1491 Specification for Concrete Roof Pavers

    C1492 Specification for Concrete Roof Tile

    C1568 Test Method for Wind Resistance of Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles (Mechanical Uplift Resistance Method)

    C1569 Test Method for Wind Resistance of Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles (Wind Tunnel Method)

    C1570 Test Method for Wind Resistance of Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles (Air Permeability Method)

    C1623 Specification for Manufactured Concrete Masonry Lintels

    C1634 Specification for Concrete Facing Brick

    C1691 Specification for Unreinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry Units

    C1692 Practice for Construction and Testing of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry

    C1693 Specification for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.91 (Construction materials and building (Vocabularies); 91.080.30 (Masonry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1232-12

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