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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

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STONE AND CONCRETE MASONRY

Stone Masonry

Types of Building Stone

Quarrying and Milling of Stone

Selecting Stone for Buildings

Stone Masonry

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CONSIDERATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN STONE AND CONCRETE MASONRY

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Concrete Masonry

Manufacture of Concrete Masonry Units

Laying Concrete Blocks

Decorative Concrete Masonry Units

The Economy of Concrete Masonry Construction

Other Types of Masonry Units

Masonry Wall Construction

Stone offers a wide range of expressive possibilities to the architect. In this detail of a 19th-century church, the columns to the left are made of polished granite and rest on bases of carved limestone. The limestone blocks to the right, squared and dressed by hand, have rough-pointed faces and tooth-axed edges. (Architects: Cummings and Sears. Photo by Edward Allen)

Stone masonry and concrete masonry are similar in concept to brick masonry. Both involve the stacking of masonry units in the same mortar that is used for brick masonry. However, there are important differences: Whereas bricks are molded to shape, building stone must be wrested from quarries in rough blocks, then cut and carved to the shapes that we want. We can control the physical and visual properties ...

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