To simplify the ratings on the building, the stucco will run continuous behind the brick and the brick will be applied similar to a stone veneer. The brick would be placed directly against the stucco scratch and brown coats and still anchored with brick ties to the building which extend through the stucco.
In general full brick is detailed with a 1” air space. Is this just common practice or is this required by code?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.