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Movements in masonry buildings

A.W. Hendry (Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering in the University of Edinburgh)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

Outlines the most common causes of movements in masonry buildings, how they should be avoided by design measures and, if cracking has occurred, how the cause may be identified. Discusses moisture movements in materials, temperature changes, strains resulting from applied loads, foundation movements and chemical reactions in materials. Examines methods of accommodating movement and the assessment of damage. Suggests the structure of an examination undertaken by a surveyor on discovering masonry cracks.

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Citation

Hendry, A.W. (1991), "Movements in masonry buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 370-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809110031600

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MCB UP Ltd

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