We never see a cement walk, wall or slab. Why are so many buildings invariably built of masonry? No other material leaves as lasting an impression of strength, quality and substance as that conveyed by brick, block and stone. Stucco… Continue reading
Nonlinear time history analyses are performed on the validated single degree of freedom models of two unreinforced masonry walls. Evaluation of seismic displacement demand for unreinforced masonry shear walls. Print chapters, sections, and subsections for frequently used code. The purpose of t more...
The use of materials such as bricks and stones can increase the thermal mass of a building. Masonry is very heat resistant and thus provides good fire protection. Masonry walls are more resistant to projectiles, such as debris from hurricanes… Continue reading
Because an allowance is made for 10mm wide mortar joints, the actual size is 390mm x 190mm x 190mm. Bricks are generally made to a traditional size – 230mm long, 110mm wide and 76mm high. The joints should have sufficient… Continue reading