Return of masonry as a structural material

Daniel P. Abrams

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Abstract

Ancient applications where masonry has been used as a structural material are given ranging from Babylon to Renaissance Europe, China and the Americas. The evolution of structural masonry in the United States is then contrasted with these magnificent constructions which serves as a preface to a discussion on the return of masonry as a structural material. Development of rational masonry building code specifications is outlined, and present and future applications of structural masonry are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorldwide Advances in Structural Concrete and Masonry
PublisherASCE
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 CCMS of the ASCE Symposium in Conjunction with Structures Congress XIV - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Apr 15 1996Apr 18 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 CCMS of the ASCE Symposium in Conjunction with Structures Congress XIV
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period4/15/964/18/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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