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THE EVOLUTION OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MASONRY BUILDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES

Richard E. Klingner

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In this paper, the process used to develop building codes in the United States of America (USA) is summarized, with emphasis on masonry. Masonry materials used in the USA are discussed. Types of masonry construction in the USA are reviewed, addressing historical as well as modern masonry. Current non-structural and structural applications of masonry in the USA are reviewed. Historical development of masonry codes in the USA is summarized, with emphasis on the current Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code and Specification. Future trends in that document are predicted. The paper closes with a list of challenges to the masonry industry, and a list of focused research topics intended to meet those challenges.

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masonry, United States of America, USA, past, current, future

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4237/gtp.v7i2.241

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Direitos autorais 2015 Richard E. Klingner

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 Gestão & Tecnologia de Projetos [ISSN 1981-1543]
 Periódico Científico do Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da USP

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