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  • Pros And Negatives Of Masonry

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    I will be summarizing the Article “Masonry Walls: Materials and Construction” by Emeritus Henry. The article will be covering the positives of modern masonry, its uses, and much more. The author will also touch on the use of mortar in masonry and how it is used. Masonry has been replaced by concrete and steel for a number of uses in construction in the last century or so, but there are still many uses today that keeps masonry relevant. Although masonry in itself calls for highly skilled workers

  • What Are The Advantages Of Masonry

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    Applications and advantages of masonry construction Masonry is a material that can withstand great compression forces that it can withstand tensile forces. It is for this reason that its use has declined in recent years because it can mostly be used in low rise and medium rise buildings. Most people prefer to use concrete in high rise buildings because it can withstand greater tensile forces. Masonry is however mostly used in the repairing of both low rise and high rise buildings. To take care of

  • Structural Analysis : Heritage Structures

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    D. Pandeyb , M. J. Maheshc, Pooja S.d, Rajarshi De and Saride Anveshf, a, b,c,d,e,f Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India Abstract Most of the built heritage comprises of stone and brick masonry structures. Structural assessment and remedial interventions on structural systems of these buildings require special considerations to retain the architectural integrity and historical authenticity. The dynamic analysis and modelling of such structures

  • Taking a Look at Bricks

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    clay is moulded into bricks. Overall Dimensions and Tolerances For this study the standard size of the manufactured brick is 215mm x 102.5mm x 65mm with a mass 3kg. This is according to the BS EN772 and the BS PAS 70 standard methods of testing. Masonry unit Strength Bricks compressive strength varies according to the different qualities of clay material used and the firing method. Compressive strengths of bricks range between 3.5MPa to over 50MPa (Demir 2008). The durability of the bricks cannot

  • Landscaping Essay

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    The old ones surely bore great wisdom wisdom with them. One of them said," Never underestimate the therapeutic value of landscaping. It renders a boundless platform where people can make use of their incipient creative talents to create impressive and satisfying artistic work. It renders a remarkable opportunity for individuals to use their thoughts, undying patience and the gift of mother nature to create their own paradise." True. And every aesthetically literate person knows that the artistic

  • Hazard City: Earthquake Hazard

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    GLG111 Lab 5 Exercise: Thank you, Ms. Leona Graham (mayor), for the opportunity to provide an assessment report for Hazard City. This report will provide an assessment on structural damage of an Intensity IX earthquake, and emergency housing needs. It will also identify actions homeowners can use to help prevent future structural damages, and give more information on possible effects of an Intensity IX earthquake. The assessment report will identify danger of a failing dam, and provide further

  • Comparing S Falling Water And Aalto's Villa Mairea

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    In Wright and An alto's houses, a powerful sense of insides is generate by opacity. Which, in Falling water is express in roughly dressed stone masonry walls and, in Villa Mairea. By white-painted, solid walls. The transparency of glass windows in both houses thereby connect the two. In both houses, the architects created a strong sense of insideness yet, at the same time, devised ways to connect

  • English Architecture Style

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    For hundreds of years, architecture has been around. It brought culture to many countries and people. Architecture from the Renaissance brought many styles and techniques that still exist today. The layout of a house, could have even saved lives! The Renaissance set many standards for architecture, making it a sign for for power and wealth. English Architecture was influenced from many other countries. The trend of architecture started in Italy and traveled to other countries. “It had been Julius

  • Essay on Influences and Reality

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    "Better Homes and Gardens", "Midwest Living", "Vogue" and "Masonry Construction." A magazine to satisfy many interests, each containing pieces of my life. You will not find "Time" or "Forbes" in my hands unless I have research to do in them for school. I am not familiar with politics, big business or

  • Building Defects

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    BUILDING DEFECTS PART 1 • Identify common building defects • Identify the source • Provide pictures, diagrams and sketches • Suggest remedial action • Show details that would have avoided the defect PART 2 Generate a scheme for planned maintenance and provide a building checklist to ensure all necessary maintenance is carried out on a regular basis. INTRODUCTION In this project we will be looking at many different kinds of building defects that would be commonly seen in the construction