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BACKUP WALL [1 record]

Record 1 2015-09-25


Subject field(s)
  • Walls and Partitions

A steel stud, wood frame or concrete-masonry wall located within the exterior wall assembly of a building to resist lateral loads and to support exterior finishes, insulation, air and vapour barriers, and interior drywall or plaster.

Key term(s)
  • back-up wall


  • Murs et cloisons

Mur à ossature d’acier ou de bois, en béton ou en maçonnerie situé dans l’assemblage mural extérieur d’un bâtiment qui lui permet de résister aux charges latérales et sert à fixer le revêtement de finition extérieur, l’isolant, le pare-air, le pare-vapeur, de même que le revêtement de finition intérieur (plaques de plâtre ou enduit).


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