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Simplified Design of Masonry Structures

Simplified Design of Masonry Structures

By James Ambrose

A complete, accessible introduction to structural masonry fundamentals!

Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9780471179887
Product Code: 0471179884
Year: 1997
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 224
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


This practical volume provides a thorough grounding in the design of masonry structures for buildings with clear and easy-to-grasp coverage of basic materials, construction systems, building codes, industry standards, and simple computations for structural elements of commonly used forms of masonry.

Well-written and carefully organized, the book:

  • Includes all principal types of masonry materials such as brick, stone, fired clay, concrete block, glass block, and more
  • Contains information on unreinforced, reinforced, and veneered construction
  • Examines key design criteria including dead loads, live loads, lateral loads, structural planning, building code requirements, and performance measurement
  • Features helpful study aids including exercises and solutions, glossary of terms, bibliography, and detailed appendices

Requiring only minimal prior experience in engineering analysis or design, Simplified Design of Masonry Structures is ideal for self-study or classroom use. It is an essential reference for architecture and engineering students and professionals.

Table of Contents:

  • Materials for Masonry Construction
  • Types of Masonry Construction
  • Brick Masonry
  • Masonry with Concrete Units
  • Stone Masonry
  • Miscellaneous Masonry Construction
  • Use of Structural Masonry for Buildings
  • General Concerns for Building Structures
  • Building Structures: Design Examples
  • Appendices
  • Study Aids
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography