Standards of Performance of Concrete Masonry Units

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Title: Standards of Performance of Concrete Masonry Units

Author(s): E. Grant Lantz

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 25

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 789-793

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1929

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.