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Masonry Design

1st Edition

Edited by Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price


230 pages | 128 B/W Illus.

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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.


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

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Architect's Guidebooks to Structures

The Architect's Guidebooks to Structures series addresses key concepts in structures to help you understand and incorporate structural elements into your work. The series covers a wide range of principles, beginning with a detailed overview of structural systems, material selection and processes in Introduction to Structures; following with topics such as Concrete Design, Steel Design, Masonry Design and Timber Design to equip you with the basics to design key elements with these materials; and finishing with Special Structures Topics, presenting you with information on geotechnical considerations, retrofit, blast, cladding design, vibration and sustainability.

Designed as quick reference materials, the Architect's Guidebooks to Structures titles will provide architecture students and professionals with the key knowledge necessary to understand and design structures. Each book includes imperial and metric units, rules of thumb, clear design examples, worked problems, discussions on the practical aspects of designs, and preliminary member selection tables; all in a handy, portable size. Read more in the series blog:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Codes & Standards