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

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MASONRY WALL CONSTRUCTION

Types of Masonry Walls

Composite Masonry Walls

Masonry Cavity Walls

Masonry Loadbearing Walls

Reinforced Masonry Walls

Posttensioned Masonry Walls

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FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A LOADBEARING MASONRY STRUCTURE

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Spanning Systems for Masonry Bearing Wall Construction

Ordinary Joisted Construction

Heavy Timber or Mill Construction

Steel and Concrete Decks with Masonry Bearing Walls

Detailing Masonry Walls

Flashings and Drainage

Thermal Insulation of Masonry Walls

Some Special Problems of Masonry Construction

Expansion and Contraction

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MOVEMENT JOINTS IN BUILDINGS

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Efflorescence

Mortar Joint Deterioration

Moisture Resistance of Masonry

Cold- and Hot-Weather Construction

Masonry and the Building Codes

Uniqueness of Masonry

America's rich fabric of 19th-century downtown buildings is made up largely of buildings whose construction is defined by building codes as ordinary construction: exterior masonry loadbearing walls with floors and roof spanned by wood joists. ...

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