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1st Edition

Masonry Design

ISBN 9781138830974
Published December 31, 2018 by Routledge
256 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Masonry is found extensively in construction throughout the world. It is economical and strong. Masonry Design—part of the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series—presents the fundamentals in an accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, simple and complete examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with hundreds of projects under their belt and decades of teaching experience.

Masonry Design provides the student with and reminds the practitioner of fundamental masonry design principles. Beginning with an intriguing case study of the Mesa Verde National Park visitor center, the subsequent chapters present the fundamentals of masonry design, bending, shear, compression design, wind and seismic design, and connection design. It is a refreshing change in textbooks for architectural materials courses and is an indispensable reference for practicing architects.

Table of Contents

1. Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center 2. Masonry Fundamentals 3. Empirical Design 4. Masonry Bending 5. Masonry Shear 6. Masonry Compression 7. Timber Lateral Design 8. Masonry Anchorage

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Paul W. McMullin is a structural engineer and founding partner at Ingenium Design. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Jonathan S. Price is a structural engineer specializing in historic preservation. He has a private engineering consulting practice in Pennsylvania and is registered in ten states.


This book is an excellent reference for structural engineers who are involved in the design of reinforced masonry structures. The book contains useful design tables  and excellent illustrated examples with reference to masonry code's design provisions.
Dr Ahmad Hamid, Professor of Civil Engineering, Drexel University, USA