Structural Masonry - Introduction


Masonry is one of the key construction materials used in the UK and is used both as a loadbearing material and as a cladding to framed structures. Brick and block masonry remain the primary construction materials for houses in the UK and are used extensively in buildings of all types. Historically reliance was placed on the great compressive strength of masonry to produce structures such as the Arch of Ctesiphon, the Pyramids and the large Roman Aqueducts and Dams. These structures have withstood the test of time and proven the inherent durability and structural integrity of masonry. Today's modern masonry structure are slim in comparison and make use of modern materials and design methods.

Aims & Objectives:

Course Objectives:

This one day course is for designers with the equivalent of a background of Graduate/Diploma level study of civil/structural engineering with little experience of masonry design, and provides a basic introduction to masonry properties, construction and design. On completion of the course participants will have an understanding of the basics of masonry construction and will be able to carry out design for vertically and laterally loaded unreinforced masonry in accordance with Eurocode 6.

Course Outline:

Course Outline:
  • Introduction and overview
  • Codes and Standards.
  • Basic properties of masonry materials.
  • Construction aspects.
  • Design for movement.
  • Overview of design to Eurocode 6.
  • Design for vertical load, with tutorial.
  • Design for lateral load, with tutorial.
  • Introduction to reinforced masonry

Intended For:

Intended for:

Construction professionals with little or no prior knowledge of structural masonry.