Variations in masonry construction techniques from country to country exists today. Basic terminology used to describe masonry construction is different throughout American countries. This technical publication provides an opportunity to correlate performance of various masonry construction methods so that more can be learned about the sensitivities, or commonalities, inherent in the construction techniques that are used. This timely publication is a set of technical papers on various related topics authored by engineers from various North, Central, and South American countries. This special publication will be of interest to designers, constructors and specifiers.
Table of Contents
-MASONRY MATERIALS by L.E. Yamin and L.E. Garcia
-GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEMS AND
CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES by C. Casabbone
-SEISMIC RESISTANCE AND DESIGN OF MASONRY
STRUCTURES by J. Bariola
-PERFORMANCE OF MASONRY STRUCTURES DURING
EXTREME LATERAL LOADING EVENTS by A.E. Schultz
-MASONRY RESEARCH IN THE AMERICAS by S.M. Alcocer
and R.E. Klingner
-ASSESSING THE SEISMIC
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