The presentation discusses common challenges and problems encountered in masonry design and construction. Topics discussed include water penetration, efflorescence, cracking, differential movement, grouting and detailing. Case studies are used to illustrate common detailing mistakes, material incompatibilities and construction defects that lead to poor performance of masonry. The case studies also include discussion of the use of appropriate detailing and construction industry standards to avoid common mistakes and problems. Common field evaluation methods for assessing masonry performance problems reviewed.
At the end of the course, the participants will:
Be familiar with typical masonry material performance issues, Understand the unique properties and characteristics associated with masonry assemblies recognize common problems experienced with masonry construction early in a project Have a basic knowledge of important masonry standards related to design and construction
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