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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: General Description of Systems and Construction Practices
Author(s): C. Casabbone
Publication: Special Publication
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
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.
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