Structural Design of Masonry is intended to be a source of technical information for designers, builders, contractors, code officials, architects, and engineers: indeed, anyone involved with the business of masonry construction. Numerous sources, references, and technical experts have been consulted during its preparation.
The ability to solve structural design problems is a prime requisite for the success of any engineer and/or architect. To facilitate development of this ability, a collection of example problems accompanied by a series of practical solutions and structural engineering methodologies is included herein. These examples place special emphasis on detailed structural design of any portions of conventional structures for which masonry may be the designated material.