General Description of Systems and Construction Practices

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Title: General Description of Systems and Construction Practices

Author(s): C. Casabbone

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 147

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 21-56

Keywords: bearing walls; buildings; confined masonry; connections (mechanisms to transfer stress); construction practice; diaphragms (concrete); masonry; masonry walls; quality control; reinforced masonry; Construction

Date: 9/1/1994

Abstract:
Presents the general description of masonry systems and construction practices in the Americas. As the most important use of masonry is the construction of midheight buildings destined to housing, emphasis is given in this chapter on the use of masonry in the construction of bearing wall diaphragm buildings.