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.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Masonry Units: Bricks, Blocks and Natural Stone. Mortar and Other Components. Structural Design. Non-Structural Aspects of Design. Masonry Wall Construction. Defects in Masonry Walls. Repairs and Improvements to Masonry Walls.
A.W. Hendry is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and F.M. Khalaf is at the School of the Built Environment, Napier University.
'This concise volume forms a good introduction to masonry wall construction for the engineering undergraduate and others on construction based courses' - Masonry International