Masonry comprises of a great part in the constitution of any building. It could be a RCC framed structure or a Load bearing construction, the masonry has a special place .
This series of posts bring the topic for discussion at an introductory stage.
The load of slab is taken by beams which transfer load to columns and columns transfer load to the footings or piles.
Main purpose of walls in a framed structure is protection of the occupants & goods against nature
( wind, sun ,dust and rains) and of course to provide protection from theft.
The walls are therefore known as Panel walls or Partition walls.
The load of slab is taken by beams which transfer load to walls and walls transfer load to the wall foundation or piles.
1.To transfer load to the wall foundation or piles.
2. To protect the occupants & goods against nature ( wind, sun ,dust and rains) and to provide protection from theft.
1.Red clay bricks
2.Fly ash bricks
3.Hollow concrete blocks.
4.AAC blocks: Auto-claved Aerated concrete blocks
Author’s note :
In subsequent posts , we shall review the following :
1. Need for breaking the joints
2.What is a ” frog ” and what is the purpose ?
3.What is the checklist for taking up brickwork ?
4.What is Raking ?
5.What are the advantages of a AAC masonry over conventional Brick work ?
6. What is a bond ?
7.What are the different types of bonds in use ?
8.What is a Stretcher ?
9.What is a Header ?
10. What are the quality checks for bricks ?
11.What are the quality checks for workmanship in masonry ?
We shall explore through all these issues one by one giving full focus to individual issue.
Till then ,