The objective of these specifications is to outline criteria for thin brick and terra cotta precast producers to meet when supplying materials to precast concrete manufacturers and designers. The intent is to establish acceptable dimensional tolerances and consistent testing standards for thin brick and terra cotta embedded in precast concrete systems. The thin brick or terra cotta producers must confirm through independent test results that their brick or terra cotta products comply with the PCI Standard. The PCI Standard should appear in all specifications as the approved industry standard. Brick and terra cotta precast producers have agreed to promote the compliance of their thin brick and terra cotta with these standards.
The parameters were established based on the successful use of embedded thin brick and terra cotta in precast concrete projects. The parameters set forth for use in the specifications are attainable thin brick and terra cotta properties that have been derived with input from thin brick or terra cotta precast producers, engineers, and architects, as well as consideration of existing test results.
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