WHAT IS MASONRY?


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WHAT IS MASONRY?
WHAT IS MASONRY?Masonry is one of the oldest forms of construction known to humans. The term masonry refers generally to brick, tile, stone, concrete-block etc., or combination there of, bonded with mortar. However, many different definitions of masonry are in vogue. The International Building Code (IBC 2009) [1.1] defines masonry as "a built-up construction or combination of building units or materials of clay, shale, concrete, glass, gypsum, stone or other approved units bonded together with or without mortar or grout or other accepted methods of joining." ASTM E631 defines masonry as "construction usually in mortar, of natur…
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. WHAT IS MASONRY?, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export