This three-course series provides fundamental knowledge about masonry construction, covering terminology, history, basic principles of wall construction, design, reinforced masonry, structural elements, and potential issues, catering to engineers, architects, contractors, and anyone seeking a basic understanding of the subject.
This course introduces you to the captivating blend of science and artistry in the world of and masonry construction. With a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations like the Greeks and Romans, masonry has evolved into a language of its own, encompassing unique terms like wythe, shiner, and grapevine that may puzzle the uninitiated.
The three-course program we offer on Masonry is tailored to engineers, architects, contractors, or other licensed professionals who are interested in obtaining a strong foundational knowledge base in masonry construction.
This course, Fundamentals of Masonry – Part B, builds on the initial course’s material. It places a specific emphasis on elements of masonry including design and reinforced masonry, and also details structural items like bond beams, lintels, pilasters, and arches. The course also offers a cautionary final module, titled “What can go wrong,” to make sure you are aware of the catastrophic results of disregarding the main design and construction principles of masonry.
Each module is accompanied with fully illustrated drawings and also includes detailed photos. Along with the illustrative aids found throughout the course, the matter in which the material is written is easy-to-understand for all who desire to learn, not necessarily just licensed professionals.
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Fundamentals of Masonry Part A
Author: Professor Patrick L. Glon, PE (retired)
Course Number: 419
Course Hours: 4 PDH