The equivalent thickness of concrete masonry construction shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of this section.
The equivalent thickness of concrete masonry assemblies, Tea, shall be computed as the sum of the equivalent thickness of the concrete masonry unit, Te, as determined by Section 718.104.22.168, 722.214.171.124 or 7126.96.36.199, plus the equivalent thickness of finishes, Tef, determined in accordance with Section 722.3.2:
Te shall be the value obtained for the concrete masonry unit determined in accordance with ASTM C140.
The equivalent thickness, Te, of solid grouted concrete masonry units is the actual thickness of the unit.
The equivalent thickness of completely filled hollow concrete masonry is the actual thickness of the unit where loose-fill materials are: sand, pea gravel, crushed stone, or slag that meet ASTM C33 requirements; pumice, scoria, expanded shale, expanded clay, expanded slate, expanded slag, expanded fly ash, or cinders that comply with ASTM C331; or perlite or vermiculite meeting the requirements of ASTM C549 and ASTM C516, respectively.