PREFABRICATED MASONRY


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PREFABRICATED MASONRY
PREFABRICATED MASONRYPrefabricated masonry evolved as a logical innovation from the experience gained in prefabricated building elements which have been used by the construction industry for a long time. The early development of prefabricated masonry took place in Europe shortly after World War II, in France, Switzerland, and Denmark. It evolved as an answer to the desperate need in Europe for fast and economical rebuilding with available manpower and materials. In the United States, development of prefabricated masonry panels started in the 1950s. The brick industry, through its research arm, the Structural Clay Products Research Foundation, (SCPRF), now the Engineering and Research Division of the Brick Institute of America (BIA), developed the SCR building panel. Although, this system, using…
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. PREFABRICATED MASONRY, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export