Review of Masonry Construction in the United States of America

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Title: Review of Masonry Construction in the United States of America

Author(s): R. E. Klingner

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 147

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 205-238

Keywords: cavity walls; curtain walls; masonry; pilasters; reinforced masonry; research; shearwalls; standards; structural design; Construction

Date: 9/1/1994

Abstract:
Various types of masonry structural systems found in the United States are discussed, along with the range of masonry materials used in their construction. The system of masonry code development in the United States is reviewed and the principal masonry design codes and masonry material specifications are discussed. Finally, the current state of masonry research in the United States is summarized, with emphasis on the motivation for that research.