Simplified Design of Masonry Structures (Paperback)

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Simplified Design of Masonry Structures (Paperback)


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A complete, accessible introduction to structural masonryfundamentals.

This practical volume provides a thorough grounding in the designof masonry structures for buildings --with clear and easy-to-graspcoverage of basic materials, construction systems, building codes, industry standards, and simple computations for structural elementsof commonly used forms of masonry. Well-written and carefullyorganized, the book:
* Includes all principal types of masonry materials: brick, stone, fired clay, concrete block, glass block, and more
* Contains information on unreinforced, reinforced, and veneeredconstruction
* Examines key design criteria: dead loads, live loads, lateralloads, structural planning, building code requirements, andperformance measurement
* Features helpful study aids --including exercises and solutions, glossary of terms, bibliography, and detailed appendices.

Requiring only minimal prior experience in engineering analysis ordesign, Simplified Design of Masonry Structures is ideal forself-study or classroom use. It is an essential reference forarchitecture and engineering students and professionals.
James Ambrose is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He has practiced as an architect in California and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He recently retired as professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780471179887
ISBN-10: 0471179884
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: February 20th, 1997
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Wiley Professional