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In determining stresses in masonry, effects of loads should be computed on actual dimensions, not nominal. Except for engineered masonry, the stresses should not exceed the allowable stresses given in ANSI Standard Building Code Requirements for Masonry (A41.1), which are summarized for convenience in Table 11.4. This standard recommends also that, in composite walls or other structural members composed of different kinds or grades

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