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Masonry Wall Construction

Author/EditorHendry, A.W. (Author)
Khalaf, F. M. (Author)
ISBN: 9780415232821
Pub Date28/09/2000
BindingPaperback
Pages126
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 174(w)
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.
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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.

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.

A.W. Hendry was formerly Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and F.M. Khalaf is at the School of the Built Environment, Napier University.

Chapter 1: Introduction. 1.1 Historical perspective 1.2 Applications of masonry wall construction 1.3 Advantages of masonry construction 1.4 Factors affecting the design of masonry buildings 1.5 Future trends. Chapter 2: Masonry Units: Bricks, Blocks and Natural Stone. 2.1 Masonry Units: general 2.2 Manufacture of Units - Clay bricks and blocks; Calcium silicate bricks and blocks; Concrete bricks and blocks 2.3 Properties of bricks and blocks - Physical properties; Mechanical properties 2.4 Natural Stone - General; Granite; Limestone; Sandstone. Chapter 3: Mortar and Other Components 3.1 Mortar - General; Cements for mortar; Sands for mortars; Water for mortars; Admixtures used in mortar; Mortar mix design 3.2 Components - Damp proof course material and cavity trays; wall ties and fixings; Reinforcement. Chapter 4: Structural Design. 4.1 General considerations 4.2 Loading on walls 4.3 Design for compressive loading - Compressive strength of masonry; Allowance for eccentricity and slenderness; Loadbearing capacity of walls 4.4 Resistance of walls to in-plane horizontal loading 4.5 Laterally loaded walls and panels 4.6 Reinforced and prestressed masonry. Chapter 5: Non-Structural Aspects of Design. 5.1 Design for movement - Causes of movement in masonry buildings; Methods of accommodating movement 5.2 Moisture exclusion 5.3 Durability of masonry structures - General; Resistance to frost action; Salt crystallisation and sulphate attack; Atmospheric pollution; Attack by biological agencies; Durability of metal components embedded in masonry 5.4 Thermal design - General principles; Thermal insulation; Condensation 5.5 Acoustic properties 5.6 Fire resistance. Chapter 6: Masonry Wall Construction. 6.1 Types of masonry walls - General; Single leaf walls; Cavity walls; Bonded brickwork walls; Special types of walls; Stone masonry walls 6.2 Masonry construction - General; Current site procedures 6.3 Developments in masonry construction - Prefabrication; Alternative units; Site practice; masonry building systems; Concluding comment. Chapter 7: Defects in Masonry Walls. 7.1 General 7.2 Cracking in masonry buildings 7.3 Rain and damp penetration 7.4 Other visible defects 7.5 Workmanship factors affecting strength. Chapter 8: Repairs and Improvements to Masonry Walls. 8.1 Maintenance and repair - Pointing; Non-structural repairs; Structural repairs 8.2 Improvements and alterations - Waterproofing and basements; Formation of openings in walls; Improvement of thermal insulation; Improvement of acoustic insulation.

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