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Structural Masonry Designers' Manual
     

Structural Masonry Designers' Manual

by W. G. Curtin
 
Brickwork has long been regarded as an attractive cladding material and blockwork is increasing in its appeal. Both are durable materials with good thermal and acoustic insulation and fire resistance. What's more, both are economical structural materials that can often be used to build faster and more cheaply and more easily than steel or concrete frameworks. Since

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Brickwork has long been regarded as an attractive cladding material and blockwork is increasing in its appeal. Both are durable materials with good thermal and acoustic insulation and fire resistance. What's more, both are economical structural materials that can often be used to build faster and more cheaply and more easily than steel or concrete frameworks. Since the first edition was published over a decade ago, this major handbook has made a considerable contribution to increasing the awareness and potential of structural masonry. It covers the main structural elements and forms of brick and blockwork, the application of reinforcing and post-tensioning, and includes a number of the authors own structural developments. A major feature is a series of step-by-step design examples of typical elements and buildings, based on BS 5628. Available for the first time in paperback, the second edition has been revised to take account of the latest edition of BS 5628.

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From the Publisher
‘This is essential reading for all civil structural design offices involved with masonry design and is now established as the standard work on the subject.’ New Civil Engineer

‘This is an excellent reference … especially for sites with difficult ground conditions.’ The Structural Engineer

'Looks crisp and with a modern style of illustration, is easy to read for a technical manual. As a full and comprehensive review of structural masonry, authoritatively written and covering most of the aspects likely to be encountered in practice, it is a hugely useful manual.' Institution of Structural Engineers

'This book is a precious gift for the consulting/ design engineers and students.' Journal of Structural Engineering

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632038992
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
‘This is essential reading for all civil structural design offices involved with masonry design and is now established as the standard work on the subject.’ New Civil Engineer

‘This is an excellent reference … especially for sites with difficult ground conditions.’ The Structural Engineer

'Looks crisp and with a modern style of illustration, is easy to read for a technical manual. As a full and comprehensive review of structural masonry, authoritatively written and covering most of the aspects likely to be encountered in practice, it is a hugely useful manual.' Institution of Structural Engineers

'This book is a precious gift for the consulting/ design engineers and students.' Journal of Structural Engineering

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