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BC Update 224: New version of guidance 'Securing parapets and facades on URM buildings'

Posted: 10 October 2017

BC Update
On 10 October 2017 MBIE published a new version of its guidance on securing parapets and facades on unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.

The key changes in the new version are:

  • a revision of the figures in Tables 1 and 2, on page 48, showing maximum unbraced parapet heights for support heights of 5.0 m and 10.0 m for one and two-storey buildings respectively
  • the addition of two new tables, on page 49, which show maximum unbraced parapet heights for support heights of 4.0 m and 8.0 m for one and two-storey buildings respectively
  • a correction to the caption for Figure 4 on page 31, which shows scope diagrams for two and three-storey buildings.

Securing parapets and facades on unreinforced masonry buildings

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