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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Standards of Performance of Concrete Masonry Units
Author(s): E. Grant Lantz
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 789-793
Abstract:A masonry wall has two functions-to support and to protect. With the usual limitations of walla heights due to economy and building code regulations, a 700-lb. hollow uit or a 500-lb. brick will have a factor of safety considerably in excess of 10. Strength, however, is not the only factor to be considered in the selection of modern building materials.
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