Masonry and Concrete

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 25, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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The only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals Part of the Complete Construction Series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behavior of each material Provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations
 

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Contents

Introduction to Concrete and Masonry
1
Understanding Concrete
7
Concrete Construction Techniques
37
Understanding Masonry
83
Masonry Construction Techniques
135
Footings Foundation Walls Basements
187
Masonry Veneer
249
Paving
279
Masonry Garden Walls
315
Retaining Walls
345
Glossary
369
Bibliography
389
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Page 377 - ... corrosion — the chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties.
Page 376 - C140. 3.3 concrete masonry units — hollow or solid masonry units made from portland cement and suitable aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone, gravel, cinders, burned clay or shale, or blast furnace slag. 3.4 coordinating dimension — a modular dimension for masonry or masonry openings in dimensional coordination, including allowances for joint clearances and tolerances. (For example, vertical coordination based on masonry units with three...
Page 382 - ... ASTM Specifications C 270, C 476 or BIA Ml-72. Fat mortar: Mortar containing a high percentage of cementitious components; it is a sticky mortar which adheres to a trowel. High-bond mortar: Mortar that develops higher bond strengths with masonry units than normally developed with conventional mortar. Lean mortar: Mortar that is deficient in cementitious components; it is usually harsh and difficult to spread. Net section: The minimum cross-section of the member under consideration. Usually, the...
Page 382 - Quicklime. — A calcined material, the major part of which is calcium oxide or calcium oxide in natural association with a lesser amount of magnesium oxide, capable of slaking with water.
Page 381 - Ca(OH)2 formed by acetylene generation from calcium carbide (CaC2), water treatment sludges, etc. lime mortar — a lime putty mixed with an aggregate, suitable for masonry purposes. lime putty — the product obtained by slaking quicklime with water according to the directions of the manufacturer or by mixing hydrated lime and water to a desired consistency.
Page 382 - A hydraulic cement for use in mortars for masonry construction, containing one or more of the following materials: portland cement, portland blast-furnace slag cement, portland-pozzolan cement, natural cement, slag cement or hydraulic lime; and in addition usually containing one or more materials such as hydrated lime, limestone, chalk, calcareous shell, talc, slag, or clay, as prepared for this purpose.

About the author (2000)

Christine Beall is a consulting architect who has more than 25 years of experience in the design, specification, and construction of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. She has written or edited several books, including Masonry Design and Detailing and Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual (also from McGraw-Hill), and has published more than 100 articles and papers on masonry, sealants, glass, fire-resistant materials, moisture problems, and related construction topics. An active member in several professional organizations, Ms. Beall works as a consultant and expert witness in solving or avoiding design and construction problems. She has also been a contributor to Architectural Graphic Standards and the Masonry Designer’s Guide to the MSJC Masonry Code and Specifications and McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

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