1.1 This guide covers the process of selection, removal, and shipment of masonry assemblage specimens from existing construction that are intended for testing. These specimens are a portion of existing masonry, typically consisting of masonry units, mortar, grout, reinforcing steel, collar joint, and masonry accessories, that has been removed from an existing masonry assembly. The specimens may be taken from single- or multiple-wythe construction, or portions thereof. This guide also covers procedures for reporting as part of this process.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
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