Technical Note #14 SANS10400XA compliance for masonry walling
The compliance route is assumed to be the Prescriptive or Deemed-to-satisfy route which is being followed by the appointed professional.
SA National Standard 10400 Part XA; Energy Usage in building has been developed to serve the XA amendments to the RSA National Building Regulations.
The Regulations and the Standard both provide for a Prescriptive route to compliance [sometimes referred to as the Deemed-to-satisfy provisions]. The Prescriptive route provides for simplified performance based solutions for the common building elements such as the walling of any structure.
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