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Masonry Wall Construction - A. W. Hendry

Masonry Wall Construction

Paperback Published: 7th November 2000
ISBN: 9780415232821
Number Of Pages: 128

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This volume provides a concise overview of the main facets of masonry wall construction, including materials, structural design, types of walls, movement, insulation, rain exclusion, site practice, defects and repair. The subject is covered in sufficient depth for a comprehensive introduction with reading lists after each chapter for those interested in further detail. Drawing on a wealth of experience, the authors present an essential and comprehensive coverage of masonry wall design and construction for students of civil and structural engineering, architecture, building, surveying, and related courses. It will also be a useful guide for practising engineers and other professionals who require a general knowledge of masonry construction.

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'This concise volume forms a good introduction to masonry wall construction for the engineering undergraduate and others on construction based courses' - Masonry International

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Historical perspectivep. 1
Applications of masonry wall constructionp. 9
Advantages of masonry constructionp. 9
Factors affecting the design of masonry buildingsp. 10
Future trendsp. 11
Masonry units: bricks, blocks and natural stonep. 13
Masonry units; generalp. 13
Manufacture of unitsp. 13
Properties of bricks and blocksp. 16
Natural stonep. 19
Mortar and other componentsp. 23
Mortarp. 23
Componentsp. 27
Structural designp. 33
General considerationsp. 33
Loading on wallsp. 34
Design for compressive loadingp. 37
Resistance of walls to in-plane horizontal loadingp. 41
Laterally loaded walls and panelsp. 42
Reinforced and prestressed masonryp. 45
Non-structural aspects of designp. 49
Design for movementp. 49
Moisture exclusionp. 54
Durability of masonry structuresp. 55
Thermal designp. 60
Acoustic propertiesp. 64
Fire resistancep. 65
Masonry wall constructionp. 67
Types of masonry wallsp. 67
Masonry constructionp. 71
Developments in masonry constructionp. 78
Defects in masonry wallsp. 89
Generalp. 89
Cracking in masonry buildingsp. 90
Rain and damp penetrationp. 93
Other visible defectsp. 95
Workmanship factors affecting strengthp. 97
Repairs and improvements to masonry wallsp. 101
Maintenance and repairp. 101
Improvements and alterationsp. 107
Indexp. 115
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ISBN: 9780415232821
ISBN-10: 0415232821
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 7th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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